My favorite line of The Women.

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WE DID IT! :) I am so proud of us!

centersexculture:

I’m happy to say that we have launched the Kickstarter campaign for the first catalog to be published by the Center for Sex and Culture Gallery. We have chosen a very important body of work for this first effort: our collection of safer sex posters, graciously donated to us by Buzz Bense. I would very much appreciate any donation you can make to support this project, but also your efforts in spreading the word about this campaign.http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/595936600/cscs-safer-sex-poster-exhibition-catalog

Many of us remember vividly the period in the 1980s and 90s when campaigns promoting safer sex practices developed, looking back on the visual materials from these campaigns has been both a moving experience of memory and an exciting new perspective of the work many of us did in that time. As these posters and other materials begin to pass in to something more like history than recent memory, we get to see them again. Thankfully, we can now see a little more of their artistry rather than only seeing the urgency that created their message.

 These materials are of both cultural and artistic significance. They were often created by advertising and illustration professionals who were suddenly free to apply their best and most innovative ideas that may have been constrained by mainstream business. With the lives and health of their community at stake, and often their own, these artists brought all of their skill to bear on efforts to save lives.The catalog will contain images of these collected materials, primarily posters, including safer sex campaigns from North America, Europe, and Oceania. We will also include an art historical essay by Alex Fialho as well as Alex’s interview of Buzz Bense about the collection he accumulated and a foreward by Dr. Carol Queen.
 Please join us in producing this important volume of materials, both for the preservation of history and to communicate to the world more broadly the great power of the work so many did in desperate times. Your contribution is critical to our success. You will be rewarded at various levels with copies of the catalog, original posters (duplicates from the collection), CSC Library tote bags (it’s like we are PBS, no?), and even a personalized tour of the archive guided by our gallerist, Dorian Katz and CSC executive director Dr. Carol Queen.
CSC’s exhibition displaying nearly 100 of these safer sex posters from the Buzz Bense collection opens on November 8 at 7 pm, and runs through January 31st 2014. Thank you so much for your support of this project. It means a great deal.



Dorian

WE DID IT! :) I am so proud of us!

centersexculture:

I’m happy to say that we have launched the Kickstarter campaign for the first catalog to be published by the Center for Sex and Culture Gallery. We have chosen a very important body of work for this first effort: our collection of safer sex posters, graciously donated to us by Buzz Bense. I would very much appreciate any donation you can make to support this project, but also your efforts in spreading the word about this campaign.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/595936600/cscs-safer-sex-poster-exhibition-catalog

Many of us remember vividly the period in the 1980s and 90s when campaigns promoting safer sex practices developed, looking back on the visual materials from these campaigns has been both a moving experience of memory and an exciting new perspective of the work many of us did in that time. As these posters and other materials begin to pass in to something more like history than recent memory, we get to see them again. Thankfully, we can now see a little more of their artistry rather than only seeing the urgency that created their message.

These materials are of both cultural and artistic significance. They were often created by advertising and illustration professionals who were suddenly free to apply their best and most innovative ideas that may have been constrained by mainstream business. With the lives and health of their community at stake, and often their own, these artists brought all of their skill to bear on efforts to save lives.

The catalog will contain images of these collected materials, primarily posters, including safer sex campaigns from North America, Europe, and Oceania. We will also include an art historical essay by Alex Fialho as well as Alex’s interview of Buzz Bense about the collection he accumulated and a foreward by Dr. Carol Queen.


Please join us in producing this important volume of materials, both for the preservation of history and to communicate to the world more broadly the great power of the work so many did in desperate times. Your contribution is critical to our success. You will be rewarded at various levels with copies of the catalog, original posters (duplicates from the collection), CSC Library tote bags (it’s like we are PBS, no?), and even a personalized tour of the archive guided by our gallerist, Dorian Katz and CSC executive director Dr. Carol Queen.
CSC’s exhibition displaying nearly 100 of these safer sex posters from the Buzz Bense collection opens on November 8 at 7 pm, and runs through January 31st 2014.


Thank you so much for your support of this project. It means a great deal.

Dorian

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eternal slumber part-tay

Thus far, vacation has been an Eternal Slumber Part-tay full of: sleeping, eating empanadas, drinking coffee made Especially For Ginas, seeing extremely beloved old friends, making new friends, and staying up all night talking, cuddling, & accumulating bruises. So far, so great.

Next stop is Seattle for a week-ish (I take a Bolt bus tomorrow), then back to Portland for a week-ish.

I am being very deliberately lazy & lacksadaisical about “plans,” as it were, and just kinda taking every day as it goes. This is as it should be.

I just booked plane tickets (for SOOOO CHEAP!!! — please imagine that in Strongbad Voice) for a long overdue vacation.

Portland & Seattle friends: I’ll be hopping between your fair cities from October 5th - October 22nd. Let’s hang out, pretty please.

<3

note to self: remember this!

How To Have A Body is due to my Advisor in 9 days. I feel like I’m supposed to be stressing out. But I’m truly, genuinely not. My anxiety is… honestly, kinda non-existent right now. Like, yeah I’m a little tired, and yeah I’m having to be extra-diligent/protective about things like Breakfast and Exercise and Taking Breaks and Enough Sleep. But mostly I’m just excited & joyous & into where the book is taking me.

I have been writing all  my life, and I have made many attempts at many books. But I honestly never knew before this one that writing a book could be this fun, this exhilarating. This is BAD-ASS.

i am ON FIRE!

I am kind of ON FIRE (go to 2:17) this week.

Just sent my advisor 125 pages of Potential Thesis. Roughly 50 of which are How To Have A Body, which, at this point, might just end up being the WHOLE Thesis?

Good lord. I am really tired, but I am really proud of myself.

soundslikefury:


Mexican hot chocolate with salted whipped cream, a peacock, and friends. #devriesisitalianforparty


I make a damn good warm beverage, y&#8217;all. Percival the Peacock agrees. ;)

soundslikefury:

Mexican hot chocolate with salted whipped cream, a peacock, and friends. #devriesisitalianforparty

I make a damn good warm beverage, y’all. Percival the Peacock agrees. ;)

it’s a new dawn, it’s a new day, it’s a new life for me, and i’m feeling good.

yeah!

yeeeah (rock’n’rolling) bitches!

I turned in 21 pages on Wednesday night (well, okay, actually, in the wee hours of Thursday morning) and I wrote 1,000 new words today.

It has been a rough around the edges week (school stress, wheeemotions stress, etc). But I am feeling pretty fucking bad-ass right now.

Powers That Be, can I write like this every week? :)

"

I haven’t been disingenuous in what I’ve said describing my perception of “truth” and “reality.” Certainly, I understand what is generally meant to be the “truth,” I understand this notion, but it’s not something I trust in, OK?

The only answer that feels true (I said feels, not is) is that yes, the character Minnie is me, but she is not me. She is a projection of some tumult which originates within me, but she is not me. I use elements of myself, including my likeness, for the character, perhaps as Cindy Sherman uses herself in her work, but like Sherman’s photographs, the work itself is not any more about the creator than it is about everyone. I won’t deny that Minnie does things I have done, and that things happen to her that have happened to me, but she, unlike me, having been created, is who she is and will remain so, unchanged now. I make no attempt to create “documentary.” There is a process of dissociation that takes place when I make a story, I make creative decisions in a fugue state that I could hardly describe to you, but the end result is, I hope, a story with some meaning or resonance, something created, with a beginning, a middle and an end, an encapsulation of feeling and impression, but in no way a documentary of anything other than an “emotional truth.”

If I told most interviewers that my work is “true” and that it is based on real events that occurred in my life, they would more readily accept this than they do the explanation I try to give. Sadly, what they would believe feels to me like a lie and a simplification of a process that is for me as complex and vague as life itself …

"

Phoebe Gloeckner. BOO-YAH.