Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Sunday, July 19, 2009
"We may seem to forget a person, a place, a state of being, a past life, but meanwhile what we are doing is selecting a new cast for the reproduction of the same drama, seeking the closest reproduction of the same drama, seeking, the closest reproduction of the same drama, seeking the closest reproduction to the friend, the lover, or the husband we are striving to forget. And one day we open our eyes, and there we are caught in the same pattern repeating the same story."
Posted by Ellie Brown at 5:33 PM
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Monday, July 13, 2009
Zach left one month ago and I have not heard a peep from him. Granted, he is in the woods, I find it hard to imagine that there is no access to mail, landline or a trip into town to call or email.
This I suppose reinforces his original intent to END the capsule relationship when it was supposed to end. Perhaps this is his way of finding closure to the project.
Maybe one of these days he'll get in touch and comment back about this.
In the meantime, his presence is still sorely missed.
I am carrying on crafting new opportunities for the project which I suppose has a life of its own now and does not need him to help carry it.
Posted by Ellie Brown at 10:23 PM
Sunday, July 12, 2009
Friday, July 10, 2009
Thursday, July 9, 2009
Last night was my talk about the the project; the first public talk. I was nervous about how I was going to encompass such a huge project in 20 minutes, but it seemed to go well and also was well received. I thank all of you who were there and asked interesting questions.
I realized a few things. One is that the project is really strongly represented live because of it's anecdotal nature. The second is that Zach should have been there, period. Thirdly, I realized how very vulnerable I am talking about something so personal in public.
Here were some comments that were good, bad, funny, thought provoking:
-Have you talked to actors about how they keep themselves separated?
-How do you separate the art from life and documentary?
-You've been through a lot: do you need help?
-Would you consider making this into something like Tony and Tina's wedding? (NO WAY)
-Where did the baby go?
-Is Zach coming back and are you two going to continue the alternate ending?
-Do you often do projects of a performative nature like this?
......there were more great responses and a lot of people who seemed to be touched by the project. I know I am.
Posted by Ellie Brown at 9:01 AM
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Saturday, July 4, 2009
This is for the nice lady working at Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction yesterday.
She told me of a story about a girl in her high school who went to school everyday pretending to be pregnant. Evidently she kept getting bigger and bigger until her religious family found out, contacted the administration and told her to stop. This is an amazing conceptual statement for a high school girl to make and I applaud her gumption for going forth with the project. I had a hard time with one day! I need to do a little research, because apparently this girl was on MTV.
The Fist Person Arts Salon is coming up on Wed. so I hope to see you there. Also, don't forget that I can sign a brand spanking new copy of the book for you!
Posted by Ellie Brown at 2:19 PM
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
Just to let you know, I will have five softcover signed books for $35 at the First Person Arts Salon. These are a limited edition of five.
You again, can also order your own at blurb.com
I am partial to the hardcover myself.
See you next week!
Posted by Ellie Brown at 10:07 AM