Robert Ladislas Derr's Day In, Day Out with essay by Ralph Clare

Save this PDF as:
 WORD  PNG  TXT  JPG

Size: px
Start display at page:

Download "Robert Ladislas Derr's Day In, Day Out with essay by Ralph Clare"

Transcription

1

2 Robert Ladislas Derr Day In, Day Out Gem Center for the Arts September 9 October 21, 2019 Artist s Talk September 9, 7pm Robert Ladislas Derr with Ralph Clare

3

4 Every Body in the Any Day: Robert Ladislas Derr s Day In, Day Out. Ralph Clare Life is a habit. Or rather life is a succession of habits. Samuel Beckett, Proust We do not know what a body can do. Spinoza The artist s body often plays a significant role in performance art, and art history has produced some astonishing instances to bear this out. In Shoot (1971) Chris Burden is shot in the arm by a rifle at close range. Rhythm O (1974) starred Marina Abramović inviting the audience to do anything to her for three hours using a number of selected objects (and they do). In Seedbed (1972), a concealed Vito Acconci masturbates in a gallery while his verbal fantasies are broadcast to visitors. Cage Piece (1978-9) featured Tehching Hsieh willingly spending a year in a wooden cage without speaking or reading. Such extreme examples of early performance art are concerned with endurance, both psychologically and bodily. What Walter Benjamin called the wreckage upon wreckage of history, however, has plenty of examples of what the body can be made to endure if it must: wars, genocides, natural disasters, racism, sexism, sickness, and death. Humans, individually and collectively, can bear the worst when it comes to it. Yet what about putting up with the dull sameness of the everyday, the not-sotragic? Robert Ladislas Derr s video performance piece, Day In, Day Out, is less interested with the body enduring the singular and more with how it perseveres through the everyday, the anything but spectacular. We all have our daily routine that we think gives sensible meaning to our lives, even if we re half bored to death by it. After all, habit is a great deadener, as Samuel Beckett puts it in Waiting for Godot (1952), a play in which two homeless men waste time while waiting for some God-like dude Godot who never shows up. Ironically, habit shields us from boredom and despair, gives us something to fill the void of Time-unto-Death, but it also deadens us to new possibilities. Derr, similar to Beckett, strips daily life and the body down to the absurd bareness of their bones. What exactly, Derr asks, is a day; how do we make meanings out of it; and what about the body that traverses it all? 1.Day: Seating Arrangement. Naked man in chair hops up and down road, propelled by self. It s work that fills up our lives, if not lending them full meaning then giving us some money to buy the things that supposedly will. But if you ve ever sat in a chair at a

5 desk, whether at work or school, you know very well the feeling of just going through the motions, many of which are an idiotic waste of time. In other words, you may feel like you re just hopping pointlessly down an endless road from anyhere to anythere. Time slows down, seems to stretch endlessly out ahead of you. One tick of the clock, one jump of the chair. And isn t that cornfield just the same backdrop going by like in an old Scooby-Doo cartoon? There s no mystery to be solved here, however, no mask to be pulled off, only what T.S. Eliot in his poem Prufrock called a face to meet the faces that you meet, which, like in that old Twilight Zone episode, has now become your permanent face. It s difficult to be optimistic in such situations, hard to think creatively when creativity is now a job skill (thinking outside the box is the new box, ask any mime). And it s pretty hard to pull yourself up by your own bootstraps when you re just trying to get by, jumping yourself along by your own chair legs. Yet Derr s chairman nonetheless displays a doggedness, an inventiveness, using his chair in an original way. It s painful, a real slog, but so is work. And this is his. Because how bizarre is a naked man hopping himself along the road on a chair? How does one impossibly become a perpetual motion machine, a fucking magician able to levitate oneself against the very laws of physics? The body, Derr shows us, can adopt and adapt, and one can reinvent the chair, rethink a seating arrangement. This doesn t mean designing a more comfortable ergonomic seat for profit. Derr shows how a chair-man assemblage, this balancing partnership, can be less conforming and more about rearranging the body, the chair, and what use means. In: The Object is the Path. Naked man at daybreak digs hole, plants ladder, climbs up, surveys. The day begins. It s a threshold. Because what is a day, really? The truth is we don t know. We can t know. To know would be to limit what a day could be, and suddenly those days ahead look the crying same as they do now. Remember, there have been other clocks on this earth, other calendars, other ways of marking and experiencing time than ours. As Marx saw long ago, ours is a capitalist clock, the time of labor, and it alienates us from what appears to be a natural day, the one influenced by those sun and moon rhythms that beat back and coax the tides this-a-way and that. The one Derr s body is staring at now. So what of nature? Derr s nude body is staged in nature, but this nature is estranged, neutral at best. The birds sing on, the bugs buzzing just because. There is no nostalgia here for the pastoral, for pure nature and harmony of time, which leads to vacation-packaged nature on the time-share. The body here has already transformed nature with the ladder (and a chair and a candle) and irrevocably altered the landscape and the body within it. Yet the body is always already in some kind of tune with the day, if not melodiously, then atonally.

6 Derr also presents the body naturally, the nudity emphasizing the body s vulnerability. After all, the body is a human thing among other things, a fairly soft, porous mass, punctured with holes, and taking in and emitting fluids and solids. It s gendered too, and we should note that Derr s is a white, male, able body. It is not a universal body, to be sure, for certain bodies cannot access this world s ladders so easily (hierarchical and phallic as they are) and reach a place of mastery. But here an object, a ladder, becomes a path to nowhere, to everywhere. Derr s body suggests, by becoming-shovel and becoming-odd-creature, the potential of what a body, not the body, can be and what new vistas it may open up. 3.Night: Safe Space. Naked man in forest, heels-overhead, candle in ass, lights it. Nothing could be more irrational and, well, funny, than a candle sticking out of an upside-down guy s ass in the middle of a forest. But what s so rational about our world, with its nonstop humdrum feed of kitten memes, Twitter news, reality TV show presidents, and routine mass shootings? What kind of safe space for enlightenment is that? Why not look to other kinds of enlightenment instead, by embracing the night, curling cautiously inward, cultivating the irrational, the good kind of chaos that comes from recognizing the inherent flux and instability of what we call our selves and the universe both of which can potentially be otherwise. So Derr s is not a Freudian night: a dream-symbolic affair ruled by the unconscious where our repressed desires rise to the surface while we re clocked out. We see a monster in a dark forest, but it s really just a twisted version of our other self that we d rather not face, like Luke Skywalker staring himself down at Yoda s Spa. Nor is it a psychic-religious comeuppance as in Hieronymus Bosch s painting The Garden of Earthly Delights, in which sinful souls are contorted into stranger things, one with a flute protruding from his rear end. Derr s night is not these nights because, in the former, the body can only be enwombed and triangulated, yearning for a mother s love, despising the father s Oedipal prohibition. And in the latter it s penalized and punished, begging a god s forgiveness too late. These bodies come straight from suburban civilization and all its daily discontents. We want a body without organizing structures instead. We want what Deleuze and Guattari call a body without organs. The BwO is not a mindless zombie, an empty husk stuck in the mindless work and shopping routine, but a body Derr has been gesturing toward: one that scrambles our perceptions of the normal body, perseveres by adapting and adopting on the fly, by blurring the distinction between bodies (human and nonhuman), and by challenging what a day can actually be and what a body can be in it. The body is always becoming, perpetually changing, in each phase of Day In, Day Out. It is not acting like a body we know, it is acting out and becoming something else. In Derr s night, the candle, long a symbol of enlightenment, doesn t come to chase the shadows out, to crush darkness with logic, but to allow this morphing

7 body to shape itself and the day differently and with a strange beauty. Witness this body and the day merge together unnaturally in a novel and weird fashion. Gestation here is permanent revolution. As the day is altered so is the body, each extending and flickering in ways that might challenge the capitalist 9 to 5. This body truly, as Derr s image suggests, burns the candle at both ends. hopping down the road, a contemporary Trojan Horse. Go ahead, look that old wooden Horse in the mouth because maybe art s all a big joke, or maybe it s just dangerous as fuck. Out: If the sections of this essay have blurred into one another, then good. This essay s organization is like the seemingly discrete parts of the day, like Derr s overlapping videos that suggest the day s randomness, its potential to be otherwise. There are many thresholds here, many twilights, where ends and beginnings merge, revealing not the shadowy otherworld of our reality but how the present is vestigial, a virtual residual effect of the past that is really happening now. Time s not a-wasting, it s right in front of you. So how can we make the day ours again? Try this: Don t seize the day, don t just do it, don t follow slogans. Get up after noon, don t do anything, follow and intensify feeling. Don t be useful to a dangerous system, be useless, embrace the kind of uselessness that reveals a use not tied to profit. Don t find your self, lose the self. Find a chair, grab a ladder, light a candle for no particular reason. Do like Derr: make your self into a ladder, a candleholder, a chair-person not of the board or the bored but like some kind of half-mad wooden centaur

8 The Object is the Path 2017, single-channel video (vertical), color, sound, 00:12:48 The Object is the Path metaphorically takes Derr on a different path. During sunrise on a beach, he digs out the sand deep enough to erect and hold a ladder in the air, and climbs up and over it. As he scales the ladder, the sun s rays emanating from behind his body creates an ethereal effect.

9

10

11

12 Seating Arrangement 2017, single-channel video, color, sound, 00:08:19 At high noon, under a cerulean sky with white puffy clouds, Seating Arrangement presents Derr hopping an institutional chair across the frame in a linear score on a loop. Following the edge of the road along a verdant cornfield, the chair s screeching contact with the street arrests the ear as distressful signals.

13

14

15

16 Safe Space 2017, single-channel video, color, sound, 00:20:30 The idea of a safe space for the marginalized has suffered misuse by groups attempting to suppress free speech and differing views. Derr addresses safe space through an escape to lush woodland at dusk; nineteenth century conservationist John Muir suggested, The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest. Performing the yoga Plow Pose for twenty minutes, the length corresponds with the suggested time for meditation. Marking time, a candle inserted in his anus burns for the duration as dusk slips into night.

17

18

19

20 ROBERT LADISLAS DERR Select Performances 2019 Ball Breaker, Experimental Action Festival, Houston, TX 2016 Dribble Score #1 White, #2 Black & White, and #3 White & Black, Interlude, Media Arts Project and Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center, Asheville, NC 2013 Chance: Canberra, Canberra Contemporary Art Space, Canberra, Australia 2007 Chance: Vancouver, LIVE Performance Art Biennale, Vancouver, BC, Canada Select Solo Exhibitions 2013 Face Book: A Social Experience, Raygun Contemporary Art Projects, Toowoomba, Australia 2012 In My Shoes: Dublin, Centre for Creative Practices, Dublin, Ireland 2009 Structures and Strictures, Jack the Pelican Presents, Brooklyn, NY 2003 Intellectual Economy, CAVE, Brooklyn, NY 2000 Eger, Peninsula Fine Arts Center, Newport News, VA Select Group Exhibitions 2019 FotoFocus, The Carnegie, Covington, KY Art in Country of Tokyo, VideoBardo, Shikine Island, Kouzu Island, and Tokyo, Japan 2018 Un_Becoming, SomoS Art House, Berlin, Germany 2012 Beneath a Petroliferous Moon, Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, SK, Canada E Il Topo Magazine Launch, White Box, New York, NY 2009 The End of Oil, Exit Art, New York, NY Playing the City, Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, Germany 2006 PRC/POV: Photography Now and the Next 30 Years, Photographic Resource Center, Boston University, Boston, MA 2002 Looking In, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, New York, NY Robert Ladislas Derr is known for performances from live to intervention and multimedia installations, which have been presented around the world. His work has been in 35 solo shows/screenings, over 225 group exhibitions/screenings, and is in 21 collections. From , he taught in the Department of Art at The Ohio State University, and served in such administrative capacities as Undergraduate Chair. In 2016, he left OSU to chair the University of Nebraska-Lincoln s Department of Art & Art History, then led the formation of the School of Art, Art History & Design as the first Director, where he is presently a Professor. His service includes roles with the National Association of Schools of Art and Design, College Art Association, and New Media Caucus. He earned his MFA in Photography from the Rhode Island School of Design, attended the Photography Institute National Graduate Seminar at New York University, and BFA in Photography from the Art Academy of Cincinnati.

21 RALPH CLARE Ralph Clare is Associate Professor of English at Boise State University, specializing in post-45 American literature. He is the author of Fictions Inc.: The Corporation in Postmodern Fiction, Film, and Popular Culture (Rutgers UP, 2014) and the editor of the Cambridge Companion to David Foster Wallace (Cambridge UP, 2018). His latest book project, Metaffective Fiction: Structuring Feeling in Contemporary American Literature, explores the role of emotion and affect in fiction of the neoliberal era.

22 Imprint This catalogue is published on the occasion of the exhibition Robert Ladislas Derr Day In, Day Out Gem Center for the Arts September 9 October 21, 2019 The Gem Center for the Arts is a hub that fosters creativity and innovation through the visual and performing arts. Gem Center for the Arts 2417 W. Bank Drive Boise, Idaho (208) Printed in the US Photos: Ó Robert Ladislas Derr Cover: The Object is the Path, 2017, Performance view by A L Foglesong The work is subject to copyright. All rights reserved, whether the whole or parts of the material is concerned, especially those of translation, reprinting, reuse of illustrations, broadcasting, reproduction by photocopying machines or similar means, and storage in data banks.

ADAM By Krista Boehnert

ADAM By Krista Boehnert ADAM By Krista Boehnert Copyright 2016 by Krista Boehnert, All rights reserved. ISBN: 978-1-60003-860-0 Caution: Professionals and amateurs are hereby warned that this Work is subject to a royalty. This

More information

International Journal of Child, Youth and Family Studies (2014): 5(4.2) MATERIAL ENCOUNTERS. Sylvia Kind

International Journal of Child, Youth and Family Studies (2014): 5(4.2) MATERIAL ENCOUNTERS. Sylvia Kind MATERIAL ENCOUNTERS Sylvia Kind Sylvia Kind, Ph.D. is an instructor and atelierista in the Department of Early Childhood Care and Education at Capilano University, 2055 Purcell Way, North Vancouver British

More information

Dead Treez. Artist Ebony G. Patterson: Thoughtful, Colorful, and a Big Personality. by Alexander Winter Published November 10, 2015.

Dead Treez. Artist Ebony G. Patterson: Thoughtful, Colorful, and a Big Personality. by Alexander Winter Published November 10, 2015. Dead Treez Artist Ebony G. Patterson: Thoughtful, Colorful, and a Big Personality by Alexander Winter Published November 10, 2015 Patterson s open demeanor vibrantly reflects the sparkling glitter that

More information

SOUL FIRE Lyrics Kindred Spirit Soul Fire October s Child Summer Vacation Forever A Time to Heal Road to Ashland Silent Prayer Time Will Tell

SOUL FIRE Lyrics Kindred Spirit Soul Fire October s Child Summer Vacation Forever A Time to Heal Road to Ashland Silent Prayer Time Will Tell ` SOUL FIRE Lyrics Kindred Spirit Soul Fire October s Child Summer Vacation Forever A Time to Heal Road to Ashland Silent Prayer Time Will Tell Kindred Spirit Words and Music by Steve Waite Seems you re

More information

My work comes out of being frustrated about the human condition. And about how people refuse to understand other people

My work comes out of being frustrated about the human condition. And about how people refuse to understand other people Bruce Nauman My work comes out of being frustrated about the human condition. And about how people refuse to understand other people Born in 1941, Fort Wayne, Indiana, Lives in Galisteo, New Mexico Bruce

More information

101 Extraordinary, Everyday Miracles

101 Extraordinary, Everyday Miracles 101 Extraordinary, Everyday Miracles Copyright April, 2006, by Kim Loftis. All Rights Reserved. http://www.kimloftis.com 828-675-9859 Kim@KimLoftis.com Sharing and distributing of this document is encouraged!

More information

STATION 1: Read this paragraph and look for an example of each type of figurative language listed on your answer sheet. Write each example you find on the correct line. One day Ryan Richard Reynolds was

More information

Of Cigarettes, High Heels, and Other Interesting Things

Of Cigarettes, High Heels, and Other Interesting Things Of Cigarettes, High Heels, and Other Interesting Things Of Cigarettes, High Heels, and Other Interesting Things An Introduction to Semiotics Second Edition Marcel Danesi OF CIGARETTES, HIGH HEELS, AND

More information

THE POSTMAN PICTURES ON THE WALL

THE POSTMAN PICTURES ON THE WALL THE POSTMAN There he is, coming at the door Waiting for the call I m not looking for some news at all I have enough of that on my phone And another go - I really don t wanna answer that piece of wood /

More information

The Swallow takes the big red ruby from the Prince s sword and flies away with it in his beak over the roofs of the town. Glossary

The Swallow takes the big red ruby from the Prince s sword and flies away with it in his beak over the roofs of the town. Glossary I don t think I like boys, answers the Swallow. There are two rude boys living by the river. They always throw stones at me. They don t hit me, of course. I can fly far too well. But the Happy Prince looks

More information

Music For Creative Dance: Contrast and Continuum, Volume IV

Music For Creative Dance: Contrast and Continuum, Volume IV Music For Creative Dance: Contrast and Continuum, Volume IV Music by Eric Chappelle Creative Dance Ideas by Anne Green Gilbert 1 Amphibious Three speeds: Slow (swimming), Medium (walking), Fast (running

More information

Beethoven and the Quality of Silence Opus 131, Movement 1 by Hanbo Shao. How does one find the inner core of self described by Lawrence Kramer?

Beethoven and the Quality of Silence Opus 131, Movement 1 by Hanbo Shao. How does one find the inner core of self described by Lawrence Kramer? Beethoven and the Quality of Silence Opus 131, Movement 1 by Hanbo Shao How does one find the inner core of self described by Lawrence Kramer? 1 Under the hectic pace of modern life our inner core of self

More information

Instant Words Group 1

Instant Words Group 1 Group 1 the a is you to and we that in not for at with it on can will are of this your as but be have the a is you to and we that in not for at with it on can will are of this your as but be have the a

More information

Review of Illingworth, Shona (2011). The Watch Man / Balnakiel. Belgium, Film and Video Umbrella, 2011, 172 pages,

Review of Illingworth, Shona (2011). The Watch Man / Balnakiel. Belgium, Film and Video Umbrella, 2011, 172 pages, Review of Illingworth, Shona (2011). The Watch Man / Balnakiel. Belgium, Film and Video Umbrella, 2011, 172 pages, 15.00. The Watch Man / Balnakiel is a monograph about the two major art projects made

More information

Cambridge Assessment International Education Cambridge International General Certificate of Secondary Education

Cambridge Assessment International Education Cambridge International General Certificate of Secondary Education Cambridge Assessment International Education Cambridge International General Certificate of Secondary Education ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE 0510/32 Paper 3 Listening (Core) November 2017 TRANSCRIPT Approx.

More information

12 simple tricks and tips to help you relax, de-stress and enjoy the holidays! Kristen Webster

12 simple tricks and tips to help you relax, de-stress and enjoy the holidays! Kristen Webster 12 simple tricks and tips to help you relax, de-stress and enjoy the holidays! Kristen Webster Happy for the Holidays - Holiday Coloring Book and Relaxation Journal Kristen Webster Color-Happy.com Copyright

More information

56 Discoveries in Egypt Howard Carter discovers Tutankhamen

56 Discoveries in Egypt Howard Carter discovers Tutankhamen 10 56 Discoveries in Egypt Howard Carter discovers Tutankhamen Howard Carter was born on 9 May 1874 in London. His father, Samuel, was a successful animal portrait painter. Howard never went to school,

More information

Outback. Robin Stevenson

Outback. Robin Stevenson Outback Robin Stevenson Copyright 2011 Robin Stevenson All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including

More information

Show Me Actions. Word List. Celebrating. are I can t tell who you are. blow Blow out the candles on your cake.

Show Me Actions. Word List. Celebrating. are I can t tell who you are. blow Blow out the candles on your cake. Celebrating are I can t tell who you are. blow Blow out the candles on your cake. light Please light the candles on the cake. measure Mom, measure how tall I am, okay? sing Ty can sing in a trio. taste

More information

NATIONAL SPORT SCHOOL

NATIONAL SPORT SCHOOL NATIONAL SPORT SCHOOL Mark HALF-YEARLY EXAMINATION 2015/16 Level 7-8 FORM 1 ENGLISH TIME: 2 hours 15 mins Section Oral Listening Comprehension Language Reading Comprehension Literature Composition Global

More information

(A Monster) by (Rock Kitaro) Rock Kitaro (Stage in the sky creations)

(A Monster) by (Rock Kitaro) Rock Kitaro (Stage in the sky creations) (A Monster) by (Rock Kitaro) Rock Kitaro (Stage in the sky creations) FADE IN: INT. PSYCHIATRIC INTERROGATION ROOM - DAY Trained professional, DOCTOR NICOLE OLIVARES sits with her legs crossed, patiently

More information

Barney and the Chalk Pit

Barney and the Chalk Pit Year 6 Spring test 2: Part A This text is from Stig of the Dump by Clive King. Barney and the Chalk Pit If you went too near the edge of the chalk pit the ground would give way. Barney had been told this

More information

SYRACUSE CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT

SYRACUSE CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT SYRACUSE CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT Grade 05 Unit 01 Assessment B Grade 05 Unit 01 Reading Literature: Narrative Name Date Teacher Revised 10/22/2013 Reading Standards addressed in this unit: RL.5.1 Quote accurately

More information

Excel Test Zone. Get the Results You Want! SAMPLE TEST WRITING

Excel Test Zone. Get the Results You Want! SAMPLE TEST WRITING Excel Test Zone Get the Results You Want! NAPLAN*-style YEAR 6 SAMPLE TEST WRITING It was announced in 2013 that the type of text for the 2014 NAPLAN Writing Test will be either persuasive OR narrative.

More information

ST. NICHOLAS COLLEGE RABAT MIDDLE SCHOOL HALF YEARLY EXAMINATIONS 2016 FORM 2 ENGLISH TIME: 2 HOURS

ST. NICHOLAS COLLEGE RABAT MIDDLE SCHOOL HALF YEARLY EXAMINATIONS 2016 FORM 2 ENGLISH TIME: 2 HOURS ST. NICHOLAS COLLEGE RABAT MIDDLE SCHOOL HALF YEARLY EXAMINATIONS 2016 LEVEL 5-6-7 FORM 2 ENGLISH TIME: 2 HOURS Name: Class: Marks Oral Assessment Listening Comprehension Written Paper Total SECTION A:

More information

Improving Piano Sight-Reading Skills of College Student. Chian yi Ang. Penn State University

Improving Piano Sight-Reading Skills of College Student. Chian yi Ang. Penn State University Improving Piano Sight-Reading Skill of College Student 1 Improving Piano Sight-Reading Skills of College Student Chian yi Ang Penn State University 1 I grant The Pennsylvania State University the nonexclusive

More information

Dark and Purple and Beautiful

Dark and Purple and Beautiful Dark and Purple and Beautiful Paul Arnaud I open the fridge and my drinks are gone and I think that it s Sara or James, but they re nowhere to be seen and I m still sober and we re not leaving till two.

More information

IN MY SHOES ROBERT LADISLAS DERR

IN MY SHOES ROBERT LADISLAS DERR IN MY SHOES ROBERT LADISLAS DERR In My Shoes: Urbana, Illinois, video stills, 2011 The appearance of the Other in the world corresponds therefore to a fixed sliding of the whole universe, to a decentralization

More information

But of course it will go for hundreds of thousands

But of course it will go for hundreds of thousands 2 i r et u r n ed hom e to find an eviction notice taped to my door. I couldn t believe it. A week earlier the landlord had told me she was raising the rent beyond the legal limit and I d attempted to

More information

GHOSTS By Bradley Walton

GHOSTS By Bradley Walton By Bradley Walton Copyright 2013 by Bradley Walton, All rights reserved. ISBN: 978-1-60003-722-1 CAUTION: Professionals and amateurs are hereby warned that this Work is subject to a royalty. This Work

More information

Airborne (2012) ValpoScholar. Valparaiso University. Darren Lo Valparaiso University. The Valpo Core Reader

Airborne (2012) ValpoScholar. Valparaiso University. Darren Lo Valparaiso University. The Valpo Core Reader Valparaiso University ValpoScholar The Valpo Core Reader 10-25-2012 Airborne (2012) Darren Lo Valparaiso University Follow this and additional works at: http://scholar.valpo.edu/core_reader Recommended

More information

Section I. Quotations

Section I. Quotations Hour 8: The Thing Explainer! Those of you who are fans of xkcd s Randall Munroe may be aware of his book Thing Explainer: Complicated Stuff in Simple Words, in which he describes a variety of things using

More information

The Arms. Mark Brooks.

The Arms. Mark Brooks. The Arms By Mark Brooks mbrooks84@hotmail.co.uk EXT. PUB - MORNING Late morning. A country pub on a village green, spring time. A MAN, early 30s, is sitting on a bench watching the pub from a distance.

More information

56 Fiction Prose Red Lighting and Some Jazz Ryan Woods

56 Fiction Prose Red Lighting and Some Jazz Ryan Woods 56 Fiction Prose Red Lighting and Some Jazz Ryan Woods I find myself, as I step through the shaded door, suddenly in a world entirely different from the one I left behind outside. Jazz, continuous jazz.

More information

You flew out? Are you trying to make a fool of me?! said Miller surprised and rising his eyebrows. I swear to God, it wasn t my intention.

You flew out? Are you trying to make a fool of me?! said Miller surprised and rising his eyebrows. I swear to God, it wasn t my intention. Flying Kuchar In the concentration camp located at Mauthausen-Gusen in Germany, prisoner Kuchar dreamed of having wings to fly above the fence wires to escape from camp. In this dream his best friend in

More information

Haiku and the Personal

Haiku and the Personal Haiku and the Personal by Vanessa Proctor pregnant again the fluttering of moths against the window 1 Many of you will be familiar with this haiku, first published in the second edition of Cor Van Den

More information

U Sunok. Press Release. November 10 December 6, Art is already in your mind

U Sunok. Press Release. November 10 December 6, Art is already in your mind U Sunok Art is already in your mind Video, 5min 30sec Courtesy of the artist and Kukje Gallery, Seoul November 10 December 6, Exhibition Information Artist: U Sunok (Korean, 1958-) Duration: November 10(Thu.)

More information

SECONDARY WORKSHEET. Living Things

SECONDARY WORKSHEET. Living Things Living Things Christopher L G Hill & Matt Dabrowski 5 April 25 May 2014 :: Galleries 1, 2 & 3 Image: Christopher L G Hill, Tink Thank 2014 (detail), video still, courtesy the artist :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

More information

AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH RINUS VAN DE VELDE // EVERYTHING YOU ALWAYS WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT PAINTINGS

AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH RINUS VAN DE VELDE // EVERYTHING YOU ALWAYS WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT PAINTINGS Marx, Cécile. An Exclusive Interview With Rinus Van de Velde // Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Paintings. Motel Magazine. 14 September 2014. AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH RINUS VAN DE VELDE //

More information

First Grade Spelling

First Grade Spelling First Grade Unit 1 Unit 1.1 Pam and Sam Unit 1.2 I Can! Can You? Unit 1.3 How You Grew Unit 1.4 Pet Tricks Unit 1.5 Soccer man hat ran cat mat can up down dad back tap sad nap sack man mat too over pin

More information

Quiz1 Total mark: (36)

Quiz1 Total mark: (36) English Department First Semester Date: Name: Day : Quiz1 Total mark: (36) Grade: 10 th Grade SAT Circle the letter of the best answer below (26 marks) 1. Read this passage from Contents of the Dead Man

More information

Modernism. An Overview. Title: Aug 29 8:46 PM (1 of 19)

Modernism. An Overview. Title: Aug 29 8:46 PM (1 of 19) Modernism An Overview Title: Aug 29 8:46 PM (1 of 19) Seeds in Middle Ages Word modernus appears from Latin, modo, for recently or just now. Moderns of the 12th century challenged classic ideas about poetry

More information

How to Combat Eye Fatigue Right Now

How to Combat Eye Fatigue Right Now How to Combat Eye Fatigue Right Now Change your work environment by changing how you use your monitor A brief guide that introduces survey results about PC usage and eye fatigue and what to do about it.

More information

AAP Interview: Shin Yu Pai

AAP Interview: Shin Yu Pai was born in Decatur, Illinois and grew up in Riverside, California. The child of Taiwanese immigrants, language and story-telling have always been central to her experience. Her recent projects include

More information

Apes. Quiz Questions. Some apes live in groups. Some apes live with one mate. Some apes live alone. Apes take good care of their babies.

Apes. Quiz Questions. Some apes live in groups. Some apes live with one mate. Some apes live alone. Apes take good care of their babies. Apes Apes look like monkeys. They have the same body shape. But apes are not monkeys. Monkeys have tails. Apes do not have tails. Monkeys are smaller than apes. Some apes live in groups. Some apes live

More information

Suppressed Again Forgotten Days Strange Wings Greed for Love... 09

Suppressed Again Forgotten Days Strange Wings Greed for Love... 09 Suppressed Again... 01 Forgotten Days... 02 Lost Love... 03 New Life... 04 Satellite... 05 Transient... 06 Strange Wings... 07 Hurt Me... 08 Greed for Love... 09 Diary... 10 Mr.42 2001 Page 1 of 11 Suppressed

More information

The Spider by Jack Chavoor. Every minute counts, you know?

The Spider by Jack Chavoor. Every minute counts, you know? The Spider by Jack Chavoor Every minute counts, you know? October 1978 We were in a parking lot, maybe at church. I was surprised to see him. It wasn t that Dick didn t go to United Church; among his peers,

More information

What Makes the Characters Lives in Waiting for Godot Meaningful?

What Makes the Characters Lives in Waiting for Godot Meaningful? Brandon Miller Interpretation of Literature 8G:001:004, Brochu October 19, 2000 What Makes the Characters Lives in Waiting for Godot Meaningful? Joneal Joplin, who has directed Samual Beckett s play, Waiting

More information

THE SCRIPT A COMEDY IN ONE ACT. By Kamron Klitgaard. Copyright MMVIII by Kamron Klitgaard All Rights Reserved Heuer Publishing LLC, Cedar Rapids, Iowa

THE SCRIPT A COMEDY IN ONE ACT. By Kamron Klitgaard. Copyright MMVIII by Kamron Klitgaard All Rights Reserved Heuer Publishing LLC, Cedar Rapids, Iowa A COMEDY IN ONE ACT By Kamron Klitgaard Copyright MMVIII by Kamron Klitgaard All Rights Reserved Heuer Publishing LLC, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Professionals and amateurs are hereby warned that this work is

More information

Fry Instant Phrases. First 100 Words/Phrases

Fry Instant Phrases. First 100 Words/Phrases Fry Instant Phrases The words in these phrases come from Dr. Edward Fry s Instant Word List (High Frequency Words). According to Fry, the first 300 words in the list represent about 67% of all the words

More information

Activity One In 1990, there were only 100 websites. Step One Step Two

Activity One In 1990, there were only 100 websites. Step One Step Two Here s a wordle for you to solve: Mind It s time to give your brain a little mental exercise; give it a work out. We re gonna take your mind and stretch it, work it, give it some muscles by working on

More information

Experimental Music: Doctrine

Experimental Music: Doctrine Experimental Music: Doctrine John Cage This article, there titled Experimental Music, first appeared in The Score and I. M. A. Magazine, London, issue of June 1955. The inclusion of a dialogue between

More information

The Kidz Klub 2. The Curse of the Step Dragon

The Kidz Klub 2. The Curse of the Step Dragon The Kidz Klub 2 -or- The Curse of the Step Dragon by Kevin M Reese Copyright 2002, Kevin M Reese. All Rights Reserved. Characters: Beth (F) - shy, she talks to herself a lot Sami (F) - Tomboy, loves sports

More information

Learning to Fly. You bin playing my DS? You broke mine! Stanley lived with his dad and older brother Kyle.

Learning to Fly. You bin playing my DS? You broke mine! Stanley lived with his dad and older brother Kyle. Learning to Fly You bin playing my DS? You broke mine! written by Martin Jacobs Illustrated by Sam Felix Joseph Stanley lived with his dad and older brother Kyle. His dad was never around and Kyle picked

More information

A. Write a or an before each of these words. (1 x 1mark = 10 marks) St. Thomas More College Half Yearly Examinations February 2009

A. Write a or an before each of these words. (1 x 1mark = 10 marks) St. Thomas More College Half Yearly Examinations February 2009 St. Thomas More College Half Yearly Examinations February 2009 Year 4 English (Written) Time 1h 15 min Name: Class: A. Write a or an before each of these words. (1 x 1mark = 10 marks) Example: an apple

More information

First Name Last Name

First Name Last Name Reading Post-tuition Assessment Yellow Student Booklet First Name Last Name 2 L3P01 Practice Questions L3P011 Practice Question 1 The ant is running. walking. climbing. crawling. L3P012 Practice Question

More information

Directions for Viewing PDF Slide Shows

Directions for Viewing PDF Slide Shows Directions for Viewing PDF Slide Shows Any multi-page PDF can be viewed as a slide show. To do this, open your PDF, then set it to Full Screen view. About Full Screen view: Full Screen mode must used when

More information

CONFESSIONS OF A FACEBOOK ADDICT

CONFESSIONS OF A FACEBOOK ADDICT CONFESSIONS OF A FACEBOOK ADDICT By John Hawk, Jr. and Nick Yaksich Copyright MMXI by John Hawk, Jr. and Nick Yaksich All Rights Reserved Brooklyn Publishers LLC in association with Heuer Publishing LLC

More information

The Unbreakable Boy T HE U NBREAKABLE B OY

The Unbreakable Boy T HE U NBREAKABLE B OY The Unbreakable Boy T HE U NBREAKABLE B OY This is for Teresa, Logan, and Austin We are fighting the good fight We will finish the course And keep the faith CONTENTS A Note from Austin LeRette xiii 1.

More information

Self help for tinnitus

Self help for tinnitus Version 1.9 Issued November 2011. Revised September 2012. Reprinted July 2015. To be reviewed September 2015. British Tinnitus Association Self help for tinnitus Beth-Anne Culhane Advanced Audiologist,

More information

A Child s Prayer Preparation

A Child s Prayer Preparation A Child s Prayer Preparation Week 1 Frog conducting sticks, Melody maps for verse 2, pictures for verse 2. You are going to make a melody map for the 2 nd verse of the song. You ll need two long sheets

More information

Colfe s School. 11+ Entrance Exam. English Sample Paper

Colfe s School. 11+ Entrance Exam. English Sample Paper Colfe s School 11+ Entrance Exam English Sample Paper Instructions The examination lasts 90 minutes. You should divide your time as follows: o Spend 15 minutes on Section A. o Spend 45 minutes on Section

More information

ENGLISH FILE. End-of-course Test. 1 Complete the sentences. Use the correct form of the. 3 Underline the correct word(s) in each sentence.

ENGLISH FILE. End-of-course Test. 1 Complete the sentences. Use the correct form of the. 3 Underline the correct word(s) in each sentence. CLSS GRMMR 1 Complete the sentences. Use the correct form of the verb in brackets. Example: I usually get up (get up) at seven o clock. 1 He (look for) a job when he leaves university. 2 I (be) to Italy

More information

Literal & Nonliteral Language

Literal & Nonliteral Language Literal & Nonliteral Language Grade Level: 4-6 Teacher Guidelines pages 1 2 Instructional Pages pages 3 5 Activity Page pages 6-7 Practice Page page 8 Homework Page page 9 Answer Key page 10-11 Classroom

More information

Quick Assessment Project EDUC 203

Quick Assessment Project EDUC 203 Quick Assessment Project EDUC 203 This quick assessment is based on several well-known language testing strategies and methods. It is designed only to offer you an experience in testing an EL and should

More information

Experiment: ÚPS! with Samsteypan at Laboratoriet, Bora Bora, Nov Closing discussion and reflections.

Experiment: ÚPS! with Samsteypan at Laboratoriet, Bora Bora, Nov Closing discussion and reflections. Experiment: ÚPS! with Samsteypan at Laboratoriet, Bora Bora, Nov. 2011. Closing discussion and reflections. Katrín Gunnarsdóttir (dancer) Melkorka Magnúsdóttir (dancer) Ragnheidur Bjarnarson (dancer) AYS:

More information

Ihad an extremely slow-dawning insight about creation. That insight is

Ihad an extremely slow-dawning insight about creation. That insight is c h a p t e r o n e Creation in Reverse Ihad an extremely slow-dawning insight about creation. That insight is that context largely determines what is written, painted, sculpted, sung, or performed. That

More information

WE ARE AUSSIE. by C. Feih- Heck. Copyright 2016

WE ARE AUSSIE. by C. Feih- Heck. Copyright 2016 WE ARE AUSSIE by C. Feih- Heck Copyright 2016 All rights reserved. This ebook is licensed for your personal enjoyment only. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system,

More information

If your fingers can cover all the holes on this flute, you can learn to play it!

If your fingers can cover all the holes on this flute, you can learn to play it! The Pocket Flute Part 1: Beginning Techniques for the Pocket Flute If your fingers can cover all the holes on this flute, you can learn to play it! Holding the Flute To make covering the holes easier,

More information

1 EXT. STREAM - DAY 1

1 EXT. STREAM - DAY 1 FADE IN: 1 EXT. STREAM - DAY 1 The water continuously moves downstream. Watching it can release a feeling of peace, of getting away from it all. This is soon interrupted when an object suddenly appears.

More information

PINE*am [WHAT S HOT IN MUSIC] Getting to Know

PINE*am [WHAT S HOT IN MUSIC] Getting to Know Getting to Know [WHAT S HOT IN MUSIC] PINE*am IT WAS THEIR FINAL PERFORMANCE FOR THEIR 2005 TOUR AND IN GOOD FASHION, THE TRIO KNOWN AS PINE*am ROCKED THE LONG BEACH CONVENTION CENTER AT PACIFIC MEDIA

More information

Taming the Shrew: Media Editing Project of The Taming of the Shrew

Taming the Shrew: Media Editing Project of The Taming of the Shrew Taming the Shrew: Media Editing Project of The Taming of the Shrew Item Type text; Electronic Thesis Authors Kosinski, Clare Therese Publisher The University of Arizona. Rights Copyright is held by the

More information

Episode 213 Martial Arts Humor whistlekickmartialartsradio.com

Episode 213 Martial Arts Humor whistlekickmartialartsradio.com Jeremy Lesniak: Hello everyone and welcome to episode 213 of whistlekick Martial Arts Radio. My name is Jeremy Lesniak, I am your host, I m the founder of whistlekick. We make some great stuff, we produce

More information

Robert Scheinfeld. Friday Q&As. What is Happiness and How to be Happy All the Time

Robert Scheinfeld. Friday Q&As. What is Happiness and How to be Happy All the Time What is Happiness and How to be Happy All the Time Welcome to another episode of The Ultimate Freedom Teachings video series. Welcome to another edition of. This week, the question that I want to address

More information

FREE SPIRIT REFLECTION Lyrics

FREE SPIRIT REFLECTION Lyrics FREE SPIRIT REFLECTION Lyrics Equations Of Love Will You Marry Me Tonight Free Spirit Reflection Be On Your Way Angels On High Broken Heart Blues Bedroom Community Gray Dog Equations of Love Words and

More information

SC 532, Fall 2010, Boston College, Thurs. 3:00-5:30 PM, McGuinn 415 Stephen Pfohl, McGuinn Hall 416 Office hours: Thurs: 3:15-5:15 PM, and by appt.

SC 532, Fall 2010, Boston College, Thurs. 3:00-5:30 PM, McGuinn 415 Stephen Pfohl, McGuinn Hall 416 Office hours: Thurs: 3:15-5:15 PM, and by appt. SC 532, Fall 2010, Boston College, Thurs. 3:00-5:30 PM, McGuinn 415 Stephen Pfohl, McGuinn Hall 416 Office hours: Thurs: 3:15-5:15 PM, and by appt. Images and Power People are aroused by pictures and sculptures;

More information

A National Look: Epistemology Applied to Postmodernism for the Improvement and Development of Public Education

A National Look: Epistemology Applied to Postmodernism for the Improvement and Development of Public Education VOLUME 25, NUMBER 4, 2008 A National Look: Epistemology Applied to Postmodernism for the Improvement and Development of Public Education Rhodena Townsell PhD Student in Educational Leadership The Whitlowe

More information

Remarks on the Direct Time-Image in Cinema, Vol. 2

Remarks on the Direct Time-Image in Cinema, Vol. 2 Remarks on the Direct Time-Image in Cinema, Vol. 2 - Gary Zabel 1. Italian Neo-Realism and French New-Wave push the characteristics of the postwar cinematic image dispersive situations, weak sensory-motor

More information

Bismarck, North Dakota is known for several things. First of all, you probably already know that Bismarck is the state capitol. You might even know

Bismarck, North Dakota is known for several things. First of all, you probably already know that Bismarck is the state capitol. You might even know 1 Bismarck, North Dakota is known for several things. First of all, you probably already know that Bismarck is the state capitol. You might even know that Bismarck is the home of the Dakota Zoo, which

More information

Before doing so, Read and heed the following essay full of good advice.

Before doing so, Read and heed the following essay full of good advice. Class Meeting 2 Themes: Human Systems: Levels and aspects of organization and development in human systems: from the level of molecules and cells and tissues and organs and organ systems and organisms

More information

Gary Blackburn Thesis Paper

Gary Blackburn Thesis Paper Gary Blackburn Thesis Paper Gary Blackburn Thesis Paper April 2009 Moving On is a 3D animation that tells the narrative of a 75 year old widower, Murphy Zigman, who struggles to cope with the death of

More information

CHAPTER 3. The Grenade

CHAPTER 3. The Grenade CHAPTER 3 The Grenade The grenade exploded one day after my thirteenth birthday. I remember because that s the day I started counting. Speaking of which, here s your latest update: I had 1,854,000 seconds

More information

This is a vocabulary test. Please select the option a, b, c, or d which has the closest meaning to the word in bold.

This is a vocabulary test. Please select the option a, b, c, or d which has the closest meaning to the word in bold. The New Vocabulary Levels Test This is a vocabulary test. Please select the option a, b, c, or d which has the closest meaning to the word in bold. Example question see: They saw it. a. cut b. waited for

More information

Visual Literacy and Design Principles

Visual Literacy and Design Principles CSC 187 Introduction to 3D Computer Animation Visual Literacy and Design Principles "I do think it is more satisfying to break the rules if you know what the rules are in the first place. And you can break

More information

TIME SURFING. Let s go

TIME SURFING. Let s go Let s go TIME SURFING Summer is still in full swing but if you re being nudged into Go thoughts of autumn, it s time for a little mind makeover to help maximize the gorgeous light nights and sunny days.

More information

Wild Swans at Coole. W. B. Yeats

Wild Swans at Coole. W. B. Yeats Wild Swans at Coole W. B. Yeats Background Published in 1918 Coole Park was a retreat for Yeats. It was a property owned by the Gregory family and had been in that family for 200 years. Yeats said it was

More information

Subjects & Predicates

Subjects & Predicates G2 Subjects Predicates All sentences consist of at least two basic elements, a subject and a predicate. As we learned in the last lesson, the subject is a person or thing, and the predicate is an action.

More information

Jaume Plensa with Laila Pedro

Jaume Plensa with Laila Pedro The Brooklyn Rail February 1, 2017 by Laila Pedro Jaume Plensa with Laila Pedro Jaume Plensa s sculptures and installations create serene, communal, or spiritual disruptions in public spaces around the

More information

FOR OLD TIME S SAKE By David MacGregor

FOR OLD TIME S SAKE By David MacGregor FOR OLD TIME S SAKE By David MacGregor Copyright 2016 by David MacGregor, All rights reserved. ISBN: 978-1-60003-898-3 Caution: Professionals and amateurs are hereby warned that this Work is subject to

More information

Christopher Bucklow talking with Akihito Nakanishi

Christopher Bucklow talking with Akihito Nakanishi Christopher Bucklow talking with Akihito Nakanishi You might know his luminous photographic silhouettes, but in his native England Chris Bucklow shows much stranger stuff. In the late 80s he was exhibiting

More information

Answer Sheet. Underline the correct answer. 1. This article talks about an outbreak of E.coli a. all over Europe

Answer Sheet. Underline the correct answer. 1. This article talks about an outbreak of E.coli a. all over Europe 1 Listening Comprehension Yr 5 HY 2012 Answer Sheet Underline the correct answer (16 marks) 1. This article talks about an outbreak of E.coli a. all over Europe 2. The number of people in Europe who have

More information

Personality Disorders A conversation with Nina Rhode about her Fantomas at Gallerie Sandra Buergel by Luis Rafael Berríos-Negrón

Personality Disorders A conversation with Nina Rhode about her Fantomas at Gallerie Sandra Buergel by Luis Rafael Berríos-Negrón Personality Disorders A conversation with Nina Rhode about her Fantomas at Gallerie Sandra Buergel by Luis Rafael Berríos-Negrón 'My heart is a shark' says Gerald Uhlig. I always think of Pleasure when

More information

GAGOSIAN. Ann Binlot So you started this series three years ago? Dan Colen I started the series four or five years ago.

GAGOSIAN. Ann Binlot So you started this series three years ago? Dan Colen I started the series four or five years ago. GAGOSIAN Document Journal November 16, 2018 Studio visit: Dan Colen draws the connection between Wile E. Coyote and the never-ending chase Dan Colen's latest exhibition at Gagosian Beverly Hills, High

More information

Readers Theater Adaptation of Edgar Allan s Official Crime Investigation Notebook by Mary Amato. Characters

Readers Theater Adaptation of Edgar Allan s Official Crime Investigation Notebook by Mary Amato. Characters Readers Theater Adaptation of Edgar Allan s Official Crime Investigation Notebook by Mary Amato This adaptation can be used by schools and libraries for performances. If your school performs it, please

More information

THE GOOD FATHER 16-DE06-W35. Logline: A father struggles to rebuild a relationship with his son after the death of his wife.

THE GOOD FATHER 16-DE06-W35. Logline: A father struggles to rebuild a relationship with his son after the death of his wife. THE GOOD FATHER 16-DE06-W35 Logline: A father struggles to rebuild a relationship with his son after the death of his wife. INT. OFFICE - DAY ANGLE ON a framed photo on the wall of a small office. The

More information

KS5 KS3. Loop pedals: singing, layering and creating INTRODUCTION WHAT IS A LOOP PEDAL? by James Manwaring

KS5 KS3. Loop pedals: singing, layering and creating INTRODUCTION WHAT IS A LOOP PEDAL? by James Manwaring KS5 KS3 Loop pedals: singing, layering and creating James Manwaring is Director of Music for Windsor Learning Partnership, and has been teaching music for 13 years. He is a member of the MMA and ISM, and

More information

The First Hundred Instant Sight Words. Words 1-25 Words Words Words

The First Hundred Instant Sight Words. Words 1-25 Words Words Words The First Hundred Instant Sight Words Words 1-25 Words 26-50 Words 51-75 Words 76-100 the or will number of one up no and had other way a by about could to words out people in but many my is not then than

More information

Ahimsa Center K-12 Teacher Institute Lesson #1

Ahimsa Center K-12 Teacher Institute Lesson #1 1 West Final Lesson 1: Art Echoes Swaraj and the Begging Bowl Title: Art Echoes Swaraj and the Begging Bowl Ahimsa Center K-12 Teacher Institute Lesson #1 Lesson By: Maureen West, Central High School,

More information

1a. Circle the best answer for numbers 1a/1b - 4a/4b. If you don t know, guess. 1a. The Galaxy smartphone is made by (Apple / Samsung / Sony).

1a. Circle the best answer for numbers 1a/1b - 4a/4b. If you don t know, guess. 1a. The Galaxy smartphone is made by (Apple / Samsung / Sony). U N I T 1a. Circle the best answer for numbers 1a/1b - 4a/4b. If you don t know, guess. 1a. The Galaxy smartphone is made by (Apple / Samsung / Sony). 1b. It was (the worst / the most popular / the least

More information

RASHID JOHNSON STRANGER 27 MAY 10 SEPTEMBER 2017

RASHID JOHNSON STRANGER 27 MAY 10 SEPTEMBER 2017 HAUSER & WIRTH SOMERSET TEACHERS NOTES RASHID JOHNSON STRANGER 27 MAY 10 SEPTEMBER 2017 About Rashid Johnson Rashid Johnson was born in 1977 in Chicago. He studied at Columbia College and then the School

More information