Everyone's Picasso's Picasso (Bread and Jam), 2010. A collaged and altered book, Picasso's Picassos, by David Douglas Duncan, provides the visuals for a power point lecture/poem considering pedagogy, idol worship, capitalist valuation of art, cultural ownership, facebook, and food. "Bread and Jam" performed 2010 at Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, OR. We ate bread and jam.
Ben played a sax solo. Ben did not play a sax solo.
I wrote that in 2011. Now, in 2013, I want to say,
"I was thinking about history and experience as two landscapes superimposed on each other."
I would say, "I wanted to talk to art school students about the way the past shows up as an orienting fiction in the present. I also wanted to meditate with them on white supremacy, patriarchy, and other forms of domination, dissolving like fruit in sugar on heat."
I would dance with them and say, "These big guys in the landscape are like the tower on Twin Peaks; orienting the narrative."
I would ask them, "Are you writing yourself into the story? Which story are you in?"
But we would be dancing and commenting, "Skill and execution have a beauty all their own."