Ice Fishing

Steel teeth ripping through steel ice feet thick he watches one bead of sweat land on the wounded circle he is carving and melt. The circle gives way. He pushes one side of… Continue reading

Ectoplasm

Consider your origen: It is likely someone was drunk a frantic clutch of fabric and air a smolder of desire Or the thing growing beneath the mud now arching against the insurmountable anyway… Continue reading

Advent 2014

Hello. I was just at the Acme in Jenkintown, sent there to do some last-minute shopping required for Christmas Eve dinner. Sent there through a pissing rain, a rain with the added insult… Continue reading

White Pines: The Republican theater company?

Relax, the title of this post is a joke. Someone in Philly tried recently to create a Republican theater company and I recall seeing heated exchanges in various electronic fora about it. Anyone who… Continue reading

Make it personal.

  One of the heroes I hold up for us to examine in this seminar is Korczak Ziolkowski, the man responsible for the design of the Crazy Horse Monument in the Black Hills of… Continue reading

Dualism, relationships and results

    I’m on a roll here. Do you think your project is a failure? Do you think it’s a success? I have news – it’s neither. It’s just your project. But perhaps… Continue reading

People, Not Products

  My father was part of a movement which began in the early sixties to support performing artists. This movement also included luminaries like John Cage, Merce Cunningham, Robert Rauschenberg and Jasper Johns. It led to the formation of the… Continue reading

The agreement of traffic lights

Do you hear the sound of breaking glass and grinding steel the moans of those about to die? Those are the sounds we hear when we ignore the agreement of traffic lights.  … Continue reading