Saturday, August 28, 2010

Happy Birthday Mia (Aug 25th)!

Article by Hannah Levin, from 2008

Back in 1992, I was lucky enough to capture one of Mia's powerful performances on the stage of The Colourbox, in Seattle WA. Mia gave me a gift that night that has connected me with some of the most amazing artists, women and men, in film, music, and writing. Over the years, she has given countless gifts to all who have come to know her through The Gits, (now defunct) Home Alive organization, her many friends and fans, the film, and (of course!) her music/voice and family. Although she was taken from us, her voice will never be silenced! Happy Birthday, Mia! -Lucy Hanna

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Women are my heroes.

I think we should borrow from this and bring the face of strength to our cities. The strength of women.

The latest from my favorite animator...BLU



For an experience that is surreal and so innovative, here's the recent animation by BLU, is one of the artists participating at Nuart 2010 in Norway this September!

"Herzog" reads Madeline, Curious George, Where's Waldo, and then he (really) eats his shoe.





Watch existentialist German filmmaker, Werner Herzog in Les Blank documentary, Werner Herzog Eats His Shoe, as he makes good on a bet between him and Errol Morris (from the UC Berkeley campus). Then listen to a Herzog impersonator read from children's books. Then watch the life of a plastic bag narrated by Herzog. This is an amazing journey of an existentialist plastic bag. It shouldn't be missed! All of this, courtesy of Brainpickings.com a user supported website.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

The Amazing Mika Rottenberg

Mika Rottenberg is an Argentinian artist living in New york. Her video Squeeze is on view at SFMOMA (curated by Alison Gass) thru Oct. 3rd, 2010. "New York–based video artist Mika Rottenberg is known for her large-scale installations and interest in labor as well as process." Her work speaks to where feminism is today.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

The Voice Project

The Voice Project is an attempt to support the incredible women and the peace movement in Uganda that they created, and an effort to see how far a voice can carry.

To read more and listen to Pricilla Ahn's sweetest voice...