EEEEEEE!!! i voted today! I love voting. I was an election judge in 2008 too because I love the voting. First, a few weeks ago, I requested my absentee ballot, noticing that there is an option to vote by fax or email (intriguing). Then, I received an email with a request to access a very secure site. I downloaded my ballot from here. I took my files two days ago to the print shop in Bambous...
DGAU 5: today
Up today at 6am after curiously clairvoyant dreams. High levels of tea consumption commence. I began editing the Ravann film today. Yes, today is the day. We finished shooting in July but i needed some time to let the sensation of the shoot settle. It was one of those shoots where all else fades away but the focus on the action at hand, and upon returning, all is fresh and vivid and vaguely...
DGAU 4: ABAIM
Dear Friends, I promised you some words last time about my experience with ABAIM. I have so many words but here are a few. First of all, for my non-Mauritians friends ABAIM is a musical group with more than 30 members almost 30 years old with 10 albums. These albums, some of which come with books, some of the only books in the country written in Kreol, advocate for multi-linguialism while...
DGAU 3: i live here
It is official I live here Bank, Buses, Food, Phone Residence permit examination Car purchase Left side driving with a Bollywood soundtrack The last three weeks have been similar to a treasure hunt I show up The next door opens I show up again More Satyendra to Le Morne Krishna to Tritonik to Virginie Diana to Stéphan and Yannick Le Sapin Ledikasyon Pu Travayer to Lindsey Collen Harry...
Diana's Gypsy Adventure Update 2: Visions
Good morning from my perch in Mauritius! With tea, fresh bread and a strong breeze, I bring you my latest report from the village of Flic en Flac. It rained for most of the second week after I arrived. Flooding rain that takes down trees and squatter villages. In between storms, I would go for walks to collect things, getting visually acquainted. First, The way to the pastry shop (as always,...
Diana's Gypsy Adventure Update 1: Touch down in...
DGAU1: Touch down in Mauritius After receiving a warm letter of congratulations on the Fulbright from my absolute favorite senator, Bernie Sanders (lord, I love being a Vermonter) and taking a bath with Rebecca Solnit’s A Field Guide to Getting Lost, which is the perfect send-off into the unknown, the caravan of family, best friend and dear puppy made its way to JFK and to the...
video work at drain magazine! →
Some exhibition news for y’all today. A video of mine, Duration, has been included in the latest issue of Drain Magazine, entitled POWER. Thank you Avantika! Duration is a video experiment using 8mm footage that my uncle shot while flying as a crew chief/door gunner in the Vietnam-American war. The images are ordered by the duration that my uncle would keep the camera rolling, which is...
shows, talking and travel
so, i’ve been a bit of a delinquent on this blogging business…. so here is some update for you. I had a show open at Cara and Cabazas here in KC. It is up until Jan 15, so swing on through. A piece called Town Topic is up right now. http://www.caraandcabezas.com/ i spoke about my work two weeks ago at the HR Block Artspace too. It was a good time with some fellow awesome faculty...
So, I have finally caught up with the technological wave and started this electronic container for my thoughts. My first big piece of news is that I have been awarded a Fulbright Fellowship in the Creative and Performing Arts. In February of 2012, I will be traveling to the isle of Mauritius in the Indian Ocean to begin the first leg of a project that I call Free Form. For this project, I...