Category Archives: Compulsions

MKE (03-05-2015)

My hosting is up for renewal soon and I’m trying to figure out why I’m just going to go ahead and pay for it. In a recent conversation, I was jokingly referred to as a petty capitalist that sees all interactions through the lens of material exchange. This may or may not be true and […]

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MKE (A Morning)

Find beauty not only in the thing itself but in the pattern of the shadows, the light and dark which that thing provides. Junichiro Tanizaki

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Japanese Spatial Terms (for reference)

Mu: (the void)  no, not, nothing, or without nothing, not, nothingness, un-, is not, has not, not any Nonexistence; nonbeing; not having; a lack of, without Ma: (in between space) gap, space, pause as experienced as an interval in spatial design experiential space as experienced through intervals in design Oku: (inwardness) roughly translated as inward […]

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MHV (Abandoned)

We see the devastated human environment, half empty factories, machines falling apart, half empty stores. What we experience at this moment, the psychoanalytic term for it would have been the inertia of the real; this mute presence beyond meaning.   – Slavoj Žižek

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The 35mm Experiment

And POOF! – just like that it is October and I live in Wisconsin again.  After a year of self-loathing and savings spending in Los Angeles, I’ve returned to the midwest and now live 5 blocks from Lake Michigan in beautiful Milwaukee.  Although my waistline remains unchanged, I am significantly lighter in other areas – […]

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USS Iowa

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Urs Fischer @ MOCA, MOCA Geffen

I recently had the pleasure of checking out the Urs Fischer exhibition at MOCA and MOCA Geffen in LA on two separate occasions. Fischer’s work blurs the distinctions between sculpture, installation, and individual pieces of art.  Perhaps that’s why I so enjoy and dislike the work simultaneously.  

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Petty Daily Life

  Good friend and fellow artist Eireann Lorsung and I are starting a project stemming from this notebook.  We found it while visiting one of Little Tokyo’s many slightly strange Japanese gift shops.  The text reads “Molang and the Petty Daily Life”.  I can’t think of a better way to describe the place from where […]

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Central Valley, California

    Exploring California’s exquisitely vague Central Valley region on a trip back from Sacramento.

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