Monday, November 24, 2008

photography/perception/uta barth

introduced to me by a friend last week:
photograph i took in a parking lot in italy:

Saturday, November 15, 2008

you voted and we listened


based on the results of last month's poll (which can now be found toward the bottom of the sidebar), ezra and i have committed to walking seattle from the renton border to the shoreline a day. it's about 20 miles. are we crazy? perhaps. but we are very excited to see what this experience creates and invite any interested parties to partake in the action. we will set up a check point system so those not up for the full 20 miles can come and go as they please.

come get crazy with us on some december day yet to be announced.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

progress report

:the travel interviews are complete and fantastic!

"...our heads function in these weird bubbles that can get pierced by external things. when we're traveling, we're in this bubble and when we're at home, we're in this bubble, and so they don't...they don't uh...they don't exist in our mind in the same world. like, we can't even imagine them to be in one world. but really, it's still just us walking around on this one big terrain. it's just a big terrain that we go to different parts of..."

:i am now knee-deep in dissecting the interviews and writing their accompanying story - aerial view

:our next communal experience experiment is in the works - a sweatshop-style animation party, for which we will gather an array of unique hands to draw thousands of tiny hatch marks

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

unitentional experiment no. 2


what are "close strangers," you ask? close strangers are people that you see on a regular basis or spend a considerable amount of time in close proximity to - without ever speaking a word. find a reason to dance with them and you'll become fast friends. you might even hug. a lot.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Saturday, November 1, 2008

communal experience experiment no. 1 - dance party

sunday, october 26
in front of panache on broadway - seattle

we are so pleased with our findings! it created a new experience for participants and observers that brought a lot of smiles, conversation, and thought. it seems there is something about dancing - non-choreographed, non-dancer dancing - that allows people to access something very basic and human, dissipating all of the false external layers we put on everything (appearance, power, status, intellect, money...). us going there without censorship - happily dancing like fools on the sidewalk - seemed to allow people walking by to grasp a bit of that and take it with them.

to see bruce tom's complete photo documentation of the hour, go to: