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A closer look at the past (Etude #1)...

Notice the legal pad underneath Ice King references Duchamp. The two central legal pads are from a Dada and Surrealism class I took at the Nasher Sculpture Center in the spring of 2013. My final project in that class was building an installation around the work (mainly in film) of Duchamp and Man Ray…

Constructing a “ready made”, sort of…

My legal pads (personal) end up becoming a path, of sorts. Ice King (cultural) ends up becoming me on that blue and yellow path – my own yellow brick road, if you wanna push the metaphor. My acting trophy (historical) becomes my starting point on the journey. The computer (spiritual), my end point. 

Oh, yeah. I guess this is where I should mention that on the computer I was playing the production of Stephen Sondheim’s Company starring Neil patrick Harris. Though few people think of me as a singer, it represents my desire to “make it”, in one way or another. And, well, Bobby is a dream role for me. So, yeah, it’s cheesy. But hey, I do want a career in the arts. Might as well be honest about it…

So, here is the final product…

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All the colors run together...

This page has notes for two classes. Life of a PhD student. Bits from first Performance Installation assignment (Etude #1)…

Performance Installation: Notes from Day 1

I’m an erratic note taker. And I doodle a lot. My thought process doesn’t really fit in a nice Green Box. I don’t tirelessly document. A lot of it happens in my head, coming out (mostly) fully formed. From there, I just have to make the connections.

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