Each year, I make myself do something uncomfortable. This year I am going to do an open mic stand-up routine.
My thesis is an experimental opera about the existence of a single piece of iron over 500 years. New materialism, object-oriented ontology, and material determinism figure heavily into it. As does the anthropocene, but, these days, most art school projects are about that or surveillance.
Working on a documentary project exploring underserved communities reappropriating tech for radical purposes. It's a slow-burn.
Making a photo book documenting America's biggest balls of twine.
Currently reading: Cyclonopedia by Reza Negarestani
Podcasts: Chapo Trap House, Fugitive Waves, Radio Diaries, 99pi, The Memory Palace, The Nato Sessions, This Is Hell, The Best Show, Mystery Show
Music: WFMU. WNYC Q2. Check my last.fm. Bach, Coil, Lil B, Psychic TV, Sublime Frequencies, doom metal, int'l music, jazz, hip hop, punk/hardcore, some rock, a moderate amount of pop and country. Disco.
Movies: Kenneth Anger, Bigelow, Lizzie Borden's "Born In Flames", Maya Deren, Korine, Kubrick, Lynch, Schrader's "Mishima", Gaspar Noe, Solondz, "Wild Zero" … plus almost everything pre-94 starring Eddie Murphy.
Food: Flavorful & spicy vegetarian cuisine from around the world. Unprocessed, natural ingredients. No gluten (not by choice)!
You want to exchange a mix-cassette or a mix-VHS. You want to collaborate on a creative project. You're ok with working on different projects while in the same room as a regular thing.
Tell me what you're into!
PS – despite what my personality traits say, I'm more relationship-driven than sex-driven.