Thursday, February 19, 2009

It's a marathon, not a sprint. Or both. At the same time. Somehow.

I am so excited for Mardi Gras it's difficult to keep from jumping up and down constantly. I think I will start drinking when I get out of class today at 2 and not stop until midnight on Tuesday. I have three costumes but still need one for the anarchist parade on Sunday. The theme is "What Feeds Us" so I was thinking of spraypainting a box white and going as tofu. But really I want you guys to think of something better for me to be. Kthanx



Last night we went to an art auction benefit for a really awesome project:





The Swimming Cities of Serenissima is a fleet of three intricately hand crafted vessels that will navigate the Adriatic Sea from the Karst region of Slovenia to Venice, Italy in May of 2009... The Swimming Cities of Serenissima are built from salvaged materials, including modified Mercedes car motors with long-tail propellers. The boats' crew is made up of 30 collaborating artists from the United States.As the Swimming Cities move toward Venice, the crew will collect and install keepsakes in an ark-like cabinet of wonders that will be on display on the boats when they arrive. Once in Venice, the boats and crew will offer intimate performances that incorporate music, shadow puppetry, and story.The vessels are imagined as a hybrid between boats and bits of land broken off and headed out to sea. Watching them approach the shore is like seeing a floating city in the distance, as improbable as Venice itself. To the real life crew, the boats are a place of refuge – both a home and a way of moving through the world. To those who encounter the boats for the first time, they are a reminder that anything that can be imagined can be built.



More info here:

http://www.switchbacksea.org/

http://www.missrockaway.org/

ALSO, Dark Dark Dark played and it was swoon worthy. Robert and Matt Brudner, I thought of you fondly.



I was imagining this morning what Mardi Gras would be like if one year you Sirs and Madams Not Appearing came down for this wonderful holiday. But then my head exploded so that's as far as I got.

6 comments:

Werd said...

Yea, I also gotta think of a costume...

Spagett! said...

You could go as an effeminate hipster douche-bag.

Spagett! said...

You know, so you don't have to spend money on a costume.

Spagett! said...

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Spagett! said...

YOU'RE UGLY!!!

robert said...

katie that raft is awesome. they set it up in central mass but i was away (ddd played a set though) and here is a documentary about it

http://www.floodmovie.com/

so good!