My thesis show's questions for Carissa Sameniago
My Thesis show wants to ask you some hard questions.
I met this lady awhile ago at Franconia Sculpture Park and we didn't necessarily hit it off right away. But, I realized after a couple of years that she was way into the larger idea that I hoped sculpture could be (but before I even could label what sculpture was for me at that moment). Here is a secret. When I was making social practice type of sculpture at Franconia Sculpture Park I didn't even know what that meant. I just did it. I have come to realize that social type sculpture is just natural for me. Anyway, to make this long story short and bring it back to the question at hand…. Carissa and I are as different in some ways as lightning bolts and water…. but she is just such a force to be reckoned with that I must challenge her to a match- a blog match so that people can hear what she has to say. Because she is headed to grad school and she needs a challenge to get her text started. We all do? Right? Blogz means that everything doesn't have to be purrrfect but it also means that you have something to say. Well so- get your battle on C because this is it.
#2. I know that you are one of the top members in a really elite group (an ambassador?). What is this all about? And will you all change the world? Are you really trying to make art change the way communities work? Do you think that a good try is worth the all the dead bodies laying on the ground after the battle is over? Do you think that it is fair to even bring in the analogy of dead bodies? Am I being insensitive?
#3. What are the three most fundamental ways that your artwork varies from mine or others? What ideas have you started to hatch about what you will do when you are in graduate school? Are you scared? Do you think you will really like the mountains? Do you think your art practice can jive with the environment there? What are you most nervous about? After coming to my thesis show… and helping me out… how would you invasion yours? I told you I would help you with whatever for yours… because you sweated a bit for me during my install. Do you have a plan? Or not? For school and stuff?
#4. Here is a story I remember fondly of you… I remember when we were mixing up that talcum powder stuff for the pigment throw zone and the blenders weren't working and we were freaking tired… I remember one moment when I looked over at you trying to pulse the food coloring into the talcum (which you were fearful of) and thinking to myself What The F are We DOING?!! You looked at me… took the blender body and shook it… telling me that you thought we were getting there. At the time you were partly covered in the colorful powder… and I believed you. Yes, I thought we are getting there. As crazy as this is we are together getting there. Ever since then I have never doubted your commitment to a project that you were totally into. What is a memory that you have that has made a big difference to you as an artist?
#5. I feel like I (in the guise of my thesis show) could ask you questions forever. But, what is up with the Ridden Rails Project? Are you in? What is this? Are you out? What is up with the rails? What is up with that train?
ran on the beach
got salt in my shoes
I mean sand
I mean that and
my UCLA solid got to get
and boats are being made in Charlie's studio
plus in my pants
I mean shorts
I mean cohorts
I mean not me but all of the trust fund ants
ran on the beach
got salt in my eyes so I cried
until Long Beach grew like a mango on steroids
mating with a pineapple on vitamins
talking to the old rusty ships
mating with my dreams
making whoopee with
x the amount of money I have left in my bank account
over and out-