Tuesday, March 31, 2009

I've Been Interviewed

Jason Zimmerman, a fellow student in the MFA program, interviewed me as part of Pat Boas's class Artists Who Write. The result is a very interesting exploration of my interests in being alive, the Universe, rocks, and other things related to my life and art. Here it is.
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Walkshop: Stephanie Steen

This Walkshop was an accidental product of another project. I shared my ideas about career changes and personal realization and success with Stephanie Steen as part of a project for her by her husband, Eric. Stephanie and I did a "micro fieldtrip" by looking at a wall. Micro filedtrips are my response to reading about the sensory fieldtrips of the artist/educator Sister Corita Kent. And here is the rest of it. Read more!

Monday, March 30, 2009

The Epic Ringtone

A set of ringtones designed by Avalon Kalin based on the music of Karl Williams.
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During our residency at the studio of Anna Grey, we composed several short pieces and one longer song. We decided to keep the one and scrap the rest. I asked Karl if he would let me turn those extra pieces into ringtones (the perfect song length) and he agreed. Read more!

Friday, March 27, 2009

Walkshop: Terry Chatkupt

Emoshop by Terry Chatkupt & Avalon Kalin
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Visiting artist, Terry Chatkupt (who is creating a public art project for PSU) agreed to do a walking sculpture workshop with me. We decided that our conversation could be about the interesting genre of music know as Emo. We recorded the conversation as our collaborative sculpture. Thank you Terry. We talked about Emo bands like Fugazi and Slint, and more obscure bands like Still Life and Hoover. Read more!