Saturday, October 30, 2010

Purple Wedding to the Moon

Found a Flickr page with event photos.  Here we are!  (sans moon :(
Moon-allujah, have I got a deal for you!!! 
Go, CalArts Players!!! 

There's also an event write-up on the CalArts Blog.

Will post more as I find them.  LoveArtLab has not posted their photos/videos yet.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Sunday, October 24, 2010

The Moon

Yesterday we performed in Annie Sprinkle and Beth Stephens' "Purple Wedding to the Moon" Ceremony, emceed by Reverend Billy at the Farnsworth Park in Altadena, CA (Purple Wedding to the Moon).

Beginning of moon-making.  More puppet moon photos to follow soon.

Moon and moon-wrangler/salesperson.  Following two photographs courtesy of Brian Gaston.
Darkside of the Moon.
I'm on the lookout for event vids.  Once I find them, I'll post links.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Reverend Billy

This week, the MFA 1 actors and we puppetry students are doing a workshop with Reverend Billy (Billy Talen) & Savitri Durkee!!!  They are performing at REDCAT in Los Angeles tomorrow night but on Saturday we will be performing with them in Altadena at Annie Sprinkle's "Purple Wedding to the Moon" ceremony.  I get to play the moon!!!  More soon!

P.S. Brian and I are in the LA Times!  Article HERE.

More information on Reverend Billy:
RevBilly @ REDCAT

More information on Annie Sprinkle:
Purple Wedding to the Moon
Event Press Release
Event Article

In our classroom.

Previous performances.

What Would Jesus Buy?

Saw him on the subway in New York once.
Annie Sprinkle and her partner Beth Stephens

Dry Bones

Skeleton Shadow Puppet, about 4 feet tall.  Our performance is inspired by text from the American folk song "Dry Bones" by Bascom Lamar Lunsford: Dry Bones.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Shadow Skeleton Bits

Building a shadow puppet skeleton.  It's scale is more true to human scale that I originally thought it would be.  Here are some of the pieces thus far:
Soon to be cut-out.
Pelvis/Evil Mickey Mouse Mask

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Squid vs. Whale

We made a giant sperm whale and giant squid inflatable in my Materials class!  Yesterday we finished building them and installed them in the Main Gallery, and performed as was AWESOME!!!  There was an epic battle in the sky (to "Final Countdown"), after a dramatic reading of an excerpt from Moby Dick.  I got to manipulate one of the tentacles from the second floor!

Video by Brian Gaston
(just a clip of the performance)

Apparently "187" is the California police code for murder.
We also had some cool projections: some textural water/color images and one of an old boxing match taking place under water.
A teardrop tattoo, murder significance.
Epic aqueous/air battle!
The Squid's eyes are whale and crossbones haha!
Check out dem suckers.
It was a good day.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Beetlejuice 4

Eyeballs!!!  Extended his hairline as well.  Almost done...just have to add the tongue (and possible spontaneous last minute details)!

Beetlejuice 3

Spent all day giving him a haircut.  The hair is finished now, but not in these photos.  Possible sideburns coming soon--debatable.  On deck, eyeballs.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Beetlejuice 2

Some fun painted bits :)

 Future teefs!

Beetlejuice 1

I'm being Beetlejuice for I'm building a really large head to wear!  Yay!  Here are some shots of the process, thus-far.