Thursday, December 16, 2004
dark clouds passing and that sublime golden light you get on a stormy sydney summer afternoon is shining through. even though it's morning.
just one day 'resting' ie still working on stuff but in my studio at home but with regular breaks to lie on the couch - and the nasty flu thing has almost vanished. woke up feeling excited about life again, yay yay yay! you just can't fake it with yourself.
realised that the best way to get myself over this not-getting-cd-finished thing is to organise the launch parties - then it's fun. not perhaps the most sensible or practical way to go about it, but hey I'm an artist, and it's my gig and I get to do it the way I want to!
the 3 foot high cactus outside my window has the most beautiful otherworldly flowers right now, two of them exploding in starry feather- like petal strangeness. there is beauty all around, if you just look up and notice it. seems to be a lesson I need to keep learning. getting used to the idea that there isn't a 'perfect' state one can ever achieve and then stay in - it's all balancing and readjusting and finding out what works right now. saw the movie 'garden state' on monday afternoon - people kept telling me it wasn't that great, and had xyz flaws, but I really loved it. Enjoyed that momentary journey into someone's realisations about home and love, and liked the characters. zach and natalie both gorgeous to look at, the music was lush and well-chosen and it gave me that enjoyable slightly melancholic feeling about life and romance afterwards.
more fabulous letters from around the world today - this one in spanish, so I've translated it on the freetranslation.com which comes up with some very intriguing results. The project is mentioned on this website, and my lovely friend Jacob is there the day before: alg-a com comunidade subacuatica de arte dixital libre
Wave jodi OR teu friend isaac considerou this artigo interesting and quixo enviarcho.
Singingbridges. You touch it again, Sam.
website in spanish:
Jodi Rose é unha artista australiana que ten un proxecto chamado Singingbridges, que consiste en rexistrar o son dos cables das pontes. Leva traballando nel dende Febreiro do 2002. Como se fosen unha especie de instrumento aleatorio atmósferico. Ten a intención de lanzar un CD co seu traballo para principios do vindeiro ano. Existe a posibilidade de facer unha sinfonía de pontes vía streaming a tempo real, e de feito traballa con organismos oficiáis que teñen web cams 24 h. en puntos estratéxicos.
the babel fish told me this was english, but I don't believe it:
Jodi Rose é unha Australian artist that ten proxecto chamado Singingbridges, that consists of rexistrar or are two cables it give pontes. Levy traballando nel dende Febreiro do 2002. As they moat unha species of atmósferico random instrument. Real symphony of pontes via streaming to tempo exists to posibilidade of facer unha, and of feito traballa with organisms you celebrate that h. in estratéxicos points teñen 24 Web cams.
- if anyone feels like translating the spanish, please get in touch.
I like 'species of atmósferico random instrument' much more evocative and poetic than 'giant harp'.
Touch it again Sam!!
[ Posted by jodi rose at 9:26 AM ]