Monday, December 10, 2007

6 Sunnydays in Miami

The nature of time, experiences, like flashes of color, pop, explode into life, silence, a plam tree, a warm breeze, crumbeling art deco paint jobs, paintings, friends faces, a warm nite swim.... Flying into cold and foggy New York, like a page being turned... memories covered with new nows, pushing back "thens" like the entries in this blogg, stacking on top of eachother.. Art Basel Miami is many things for many people; a time to network with community, hussle some art, make new discoveries, decompress with friends... There is a lot of information to take in, in the form of art. Perhaps too much. After a certain point it all evens out. With out the assistance of a camera to provoke memories after the fact only a few things really stick out in my mind. Iggy Pop's body -bright white and twisted. The chaos of Asume Vivid Astro Focus' performance with breakdancers, skateboarders and voguers on a skate ramp with miami booty bass music and video in the background. Doing Tarot readings all week as part of my public project, with a deck I made. Lots of stray cats. Gang Gang Dance show at the ANP quarterly release party. An amazing performance at the NADA fair which is really hard to describe because of the nature of how many elements were simultaneously active and meaningfull, plus I forget the guys name right now (insert here later). Being part of a Mark Borthwick photo shoot for Purple. Smiles and good times with friends from SF, riding bikes around, and sharing meals and laughs. Full on retarded Karaoke till 4 am in the basement at the Shelbourne Hotel for Maya Hayuk's b-day. Driving to the Florida Keys to swim with the manatees (not finding any) but finding an amazing bird sanctuary. An awesome Steven Powers exhibition in the design district. My new friend Jens' Free Spirits cafe closing party -with artists painting a van surrounded by drummers and dancers. Awesome local grouper at an Indian restraunt. Catcing up with distant relatives. Sunshine. Sunshine. Sunshine.