Thursday, July 9, 2009

Thank you First Person Arts Salon

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.


  1. Hearing you last night gave me a lot to think about. The scripts of romantic relationships I have played out might has well been capsule relationships. Thank you for sharing your photography and yourself. Your work has given me courage to reflect on my romantic life and untangle the layers of true feeling and societal pressures. -Caroline

  2. What an amazing presentation last night--so much to think about, as reflected in all of the comments and questions from last night. Thanks so much for sharing this project with us!

  3. I am so glad that you were there to share this with me. Thank you.