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Bread Piece

This is the first performance work I ever created, while still a student at Brown University. It mystified my fellow students enough that they considered it “art.” Well, why not. Bread Piece Elements: A paper bag with the word “Red” painted in green on one side and the word “green” painted in red on the […]

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Measuring Piece

Measuring Piece Measure a cord into a number of equal units derived from the human body. Extend the cord over the ground. Record the positions of the cord. Gather the cord together. Paul Hertz, 1976. My exposure to Fluxus through my ethnomusicology teacher Fred Lieberman was undoubtedly instrumental in the creation of this piece. First […]

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Attention Piece

Attention Piece #1 for Jon Cates Attracting. Standing at. Paying. Dividing. Concentrating. For one or more performers. Jon and I have been discussing attention or “presence,” the capacity to attract attention, for some time. Juan Teodosio Pescador, 2010.

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Cottonwood Debris

Cottonwood Debris, originally uploaded by Ignotus the Mage. Cottonwood seeds have been blowing everywhere through our neighborhood over the last two weeks. I’ve heard that finches will make a meal of the cottonwoods catkins–we sure have a lot of house finches and a few goldfinches around. This pile accumulated on a windy day in a […]

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Lemons in Sink

Lemons in Sink, originally uploaded by Ignotus the Mage. One of a series of six still life images I recently uploaded to Flickr. Shot with a tripod and ambient light, with small aperture/long exposure for great depth of field. Some images in the set Some Lemons are high dynamic range (HDR) images created by compositing […]

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Spring Tanka

Coffee cup in hand I unbolt the garden door. Out bolts the cat, swift: gray tails swirl in the maple, gray wings clatter in cool air

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Alma pinta

Hoy Alma se decide por pintar. Frustrada, me dice, con sus fotos, mi sobrina toma pinceles. “Hay que encontrar la manera de plasmar las ideas de una manera mas directa,” dice. Yo le pregunto si es resultado de mi postrer advertencia, lo que a Don Pablo le complace llamar el “Ignochallenge.” Creo que se burla […]

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The IgnoChallenge

Today I challenge you to make your art not with theory and craft, but with heart and spontaneity. Let theory and craft take care of themselves–you’ve had your fill. NO more second hand muses. A hundir las manos en la masa. A poner los huevos sobre la mesa. Al carajo con tantos parches sobre remiendas–urdidme […]

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Algorists Pictures

Pictures of the installation at the Algorists 2009 exhibition, Kavli Institue for Theoretical Physics, University of California, Santa Barbara. Photographer: Jean-Pierre H├ębert.

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IgnoStudio @ Transistor

Three artists from IgnoStudio have work on view at Transistor, an eclectic “art gallery, book and magazine shop, CD & record store, electronics boutique, and more,” as its web site says. It’s in the Andersonville neighborhood of Chicago, near the fabulous Hopleaf bar. Check out the web site and the store–we think they bring a […]

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