"It’s not where you take things from, but where you take them to.
– Jean-Luc Godard
Oh, Man! Words to live by...
|Illustration: Oscar Ramos Orozco on 99u.com|
"Who now curates what culture is worth keeping, where does it live, and how do we find it amongst the spume of half-realised ideas and half-baked opinions? This process has traditionally been facilitated by editors and mentors, who can help a new generation polish their ideas until they produce something extraordinary. But in the age of self-publishing, that expertise and experience is often bypassed.~ Molly Flatt
"If you were a writer twenty years ago and you wanted to have your poem read by hundreds of people it would mean publishing it, which is hard,” Kaufman explains. “You’d get these gatekeepers who make sure that poem or that scientific paper is at a certain level before it’s published. But now we can circumnavigate the gatekeepers and publish as an ebook on Amazon or make a movie on your iPhone. On the one hand great, I’m not an elitist and I love this idea of democratic production; conversely gatekeepers do have a role. It forces the creator to revise, keep thinking, keep building on it without sending it off into the world prematurely. And it allows the consumer to have a certain level of trust.
"A parody is an inside joke between strangers with whom we suddenly feel kinship.
"My frustration came from a misunderstanding I think many of us have about creative work: we forget that doing the work makes us better, and being better makes us dislike the work that made us that way.
"McEntire, the artistic director of Audacity Theatre Lab, is no stranger to the New York Fringe. He has brought three productions there in the past. Before CHOP makes its NY bow, McEntire will freshen up with a couple of performances at Nouveau 47 later this month.See the post HERE.
"Dallas-based playwright/performer Brad McEntire has been to the New York International Fringe Festival several times, and he's returning this year with his solo show CHOP, which debuted at WaterTower Theatre's Out of the Loop Festival in 2010.Before he takes it to NY, you can see it at Nouveau 47 Theatre, July 27-28, presented by McEntire's outfit Audacity Theatre Lab.
|I make my own Field Notes-style notebooks and keep 'em in a cigar box|
"Recently, scientists have begun to focus on how architecture and design can influence our moods, thoughts and health. They've discovered that everything—from the quality of a view to the height of a ceiling, from the wall color to the furniture—shapes how we think.
|I performed an excerpt of CHOP|
|Rigamarole performs at Cafe Bohemia|