Since this blog is so extensive and could be daunting to navigate, I thought I’d put together a little presentation of some of the stuff I’ve done over the past couple years. I put it up on flickr – http://flickr.com/photos/marchorowitz/sets/72157607131251326/
Here’s a sample page:
Enjoy! Let me know what you think!
The Short: I spelled “Hi” on the side of a hill using white plastic lawn chairs. Neil Young is next door and I’m hoping he’ll see it and come over!
The Long: I’ve accepted a month-long artist-in-residence program in the sticks. The location is strategically positioned in the middle of nowhere on Dr. Carl Djerassi’s ranch. I am one of eight artists here and it feels like I’m on reality television. I find myself constantly looking for hidden cameras.
If this were a reality show, here’s how I’d pitch it:
Thirty days… eight artists… desolate ranch.
What will happen? Will Cupid find a victim? Will the sculptor be
medivaced out due to a chop-saw blunder? Will food allergies get
the best of the sensitive writer? Will the painter lose her brushes in a poker game? Will someone kill the custodians?
Tune into Artist Reality Television (ART) Every Thursday at 7:00pm.
In real reality, Dr. Djerassi is responsible for inventing the birth control pill and is very, very rich as a result. So rich he can pay for all us slacker artists to be out here for a month.
Communication with the rest of the world is pretty limited up here. As a "media artist"; I’m equipped with a dial-up connection and a pay phone. The only other contact with the outside world is through a consumer telescope, which gives me a perfect view of Neil Young’s living room.
I tried going over to his place to say hello, but the walls were too high and the guards wouldn’t let me pass. Now I’m forced to say “hey, I’m new in town, come over for some coffee sometime” in a different way. So, I arranged 50 white plastic lawn chairs on the side of a hill that faced Neil’s property to spell out the word “Hi”. It’s like a more updated version of the smoke signal.
Neil hasn’t responded, but I’m keeping an eye out. Maybe he’ll tell me something, entirely spelled out in old LPs on one of his hills.
Oh well, Neil is probably really boring anyhow.
So, here’s the experiment – add me on twitter, http://twitter.com/ineedtostopsoon – and I’ll send you a drawing, something like the ones pictured above. Once you add me, DM me your address and I’ll send along a drawing. This is a nice analog way to connect in a digital age, and you’ll get real fan mail. I encourage you to write a letter back to me… you don’t have to though!
ok let’s try this – the next 100 people that add me on twitter – http://twitter.com/ineedtostopsoon – I’ll send you a small drawing – so just add me and then DM me your address! Not sure why I want to do this, but I think it is a nice analog way to connect in a digital age. How’s that for attempting to sound smart?
for example drawings, go to the At Least You Don’t Have It This Bad series. They won’t be this decked out, but you get the idea.
p.s. please don’t remove me and then add me. that is sorta cheating.
This is a fun game to play. Make up taglines for words.
Here’s are some examples:
Nefarious – not just your average evil.
Tubular – why did this mean awesome in the 80s?
Venacular – a great word to use when swilling wine.
Broken – could it be more awkward than this?
Feel free to add your own in the coments. I’m excited to read what you good people come up with!