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“Truth Difficulty” by The Roving Typist

Back in February, I wrote about The Roving Typist, a writer who spontaneously creates stories on the streets for people, “stories composed for you while you wait.” He doesn’t keep copies of his stories, he doesn’t keep track of who buys them. … Continue reading

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Glass Pyrograph drawings

Etsuko Ichikawa uses hot glass to create this very effective and powerful calligraphy. The work in performance is even more riveting. Born in Tokyo (1963), she presently lives and works in Seattle.

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Koji Kakinuma

Calligraphy and lettering have always held a magical place in my soul. I have written before about the fact that my father was a sign painter (a job no longer really needed with the advent of technology) and how mesmerized … Continue reading

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Bodies of Memory

Last night, we saw Bodies of Memory, a performance piece created by a friend of ours, Ginny Sykes. Using dance, film, original and published music (live and recorded), and photographs projected onto a large screen, Bodies of Memory explores how … Continue reading

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Apparition HD grand finale – Klaus Obermaier & Ars Electronica Futurelab

(featuring Rob Tannen)

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The Thrill of Balance

The man who performs in these short videos is Maedir Eugster, an awe-inspiring performance artist of the Rigolo Swiss Nouveau Cirque, which he co-founded and has co-directed with his wife, Lena Roth, since 1978. Eugster was trained at the Paris Ecole Nationale … Continue reading

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Taking up the Banana Man’s baton

Yesterday was JM’s birthday and he brought a banana cake and banana bread to class to celebrate. The cake was iced with cartoon figures from Futurama. My students asked why he had brought so many kinds of bananas to class? … Continue reading

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