Jeema el Fna Moroccan Travel with Mitch!

June 09, 2016

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Just got back from a week in Morocco with my sweetheart Mitch Miller. We took very few photos as it is too good to photograph. I love that country. I couldn’t help but pose with this owl and pigeon in Place Jeema el Fna. Their owner was a very gentle man who didn’t ask for money – though I gave him some.

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My C-Print included in Wassaic Winter Benefit

February 16, 2016

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This animation still from Kingdom 5KR, as a DiBond mounted C-print, was recently included in the Wassaic Project Winter Benefit raffle at the Invisible Dog, Brooklyn, NY (February 2016). Kingdom 5KR is the newest of my series of short animations using ready-made 3D objects – boats, cars, pills, booze, pretty people – as metonymies for leisure and privilege. Kingdom 5KR is a super yacht owned by Al-Waleed bin Talal, member of the Saudi Royal Family; the boat is named for his investment company The Kingdom Holding Company, his lucky number and the initials of his children. Waleed purchased the boat from Trump, who called it the Trump Princess. The yacht was originally built in 1980 for Saudi billionaire Adnan Khashoggi, and named for his daughter Nabilia. It was used in the 1983 Bond film Never Say Never Again and referred to as the Flying Saucer.

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My Animation + Pyrite at Happenland, Radiator Gallery

October 31, 2015

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The wonderful Eva Davidova invited me to show my new animation as part of Happenland, a show she curated with Almudena Baeza Medina at Radiator Arts. They also included Pyrite, an AR app made by Mitch Miller and Phoenix Toews with my help back in 2011. Happenland opened on Oct. 30th and will run through Dec. 11, 2015. It is a wonderful show that includes lots of great artists including Cliff Evans and Marina Zurkow. We are going to do a talk at the gallery on Dec. 10th. More soon. Here is a link: http://www.radiatorarts.com/gallery/

 

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Fish Stories Community Cookbook is Printed!

October 30, 2015

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We got Fish Stories Community Cookbook back from the printer and it looks great. We have been sending copies out to contributors and gave a bunch a way for free at the Pier 42 Fall Celebration on Oct. 25. Email us if you would like a copy. Many thanks to Andy and G&P Expert Printing on Center Street; if you are looking for a terrific printer with good prices in Lower Manhattan look no further then G&P.

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Working on Fish Stories at our LMCC Process Space

October 21, 2015

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Working with Rachel Stevens on our Fish Stories at our LMCC studios space at 100 Wall Street, September, 2015

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Paths to Pier 42 Interview about making Fish Stories Community Cookbook

September 25, 2015

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Rachel and I were recently interviewed by Hester Street Collaborative for the Making of Paths to Pier 42 website. We discussed the process of creating our collaborative Fish Stories Community Cookbook as the culmination of our artist residency with Paths to Pier 42 in lower Manhattan. Interview link.

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Fish Stories Workshops at 2Bridges Kids After School at Two Bridges Neighborhood Council

July 20, 2015

In mid June I led a three day workshop at the Two Bridges after-school in East Chinatown. I created a curriculum that invited the students to imagine and design their own seafood restaurant for their neighborhood. We looked at menus from a selection of the many existing seafood restaurants already in Chinatown and admired photos of their interior spaces. We learned about the kinds of seafood (and other ingredients) available wholesale, and studied costs in order to properly set prices on our menus. We also talked about the aquatic life living in the NY Harbor (upper and lower). I showed the students maps of the harbor and gave them information, provided from the New York State Health Department, about the kinds of fish (and quantities) that are safe for children to eat. I emphasized that fish for eating should only be caught in the lower harbor.

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Fish Stories at LES Ecology Center Fishing Clinic June 2015

June 30, 2015

Rachel and I took part in the LES Ecology Center’s fishing clinic on Friday June 26. It was a lovely afternoon. We collected several terrific recipes for Fish Stories from the families and individuals that were there. All photos by Rachel.

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Fish Stories at Loisaida Festival 2015

June 11, 2015

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April 18 iLand Symposium

May 01, 2015

Here are some images that Jennifer Wen Ma took during our April 18th workshop as part of the iLand 2015 Symposium at Two Bridges Community Room in the LES. Our workshop set out to engage the five senses in contemplating and recording boundary conditions in the Lower East Side. We walked a path of edges and collaborated in small groups through a participatory mapping exercise that sought to question our perception of edges through the lenses of media, memory, navigation and temporality. What are the qualities that signify a boundary? How do you know you are at an edge? How do we record a shift or change?
The Embodied Mapping iLAB Residency group includes Kate Cahill (Architect), Kathy Creutzburg (Sculptor/Public Artist), Meredith Drum (Intermedia artist), Meredith Ramirez Talusan (Writer/artist/dancer), Jennifer Wen Ma (Interdisciplinary artist) and Liza Zapol (Artist / Oral Historian).

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