1 week until the launch of Soul Seasons! I’ve poured a tremendous amount of energy and imagination into this piece and I hope you’ll all come out and watch it with me as it goes up next Thursday. It has been a labor intensive challenge for me to do while also having a full time day job and a life that doesn’t involve being behind a computer 24/7, but it has been worth every second.
I can’t say that I’ve worked on a single piece like this in awhile where it has been 100% all my own. After months of working in my studio and obsessing over every detail I can say that still to this day that no one has seen any part of this video yet. I have not shown a soul. I have only posted a few still shots here and there in the digital world so you can see a snapshot of what is in store.
With only a week to go I’m still not sure if I will show this to anyone yet. I like the idea that it is a direct reflection of what has come out of my creativity in being completely solitary with my thoughts. Creating this piece has been meditation for me, and I hope you will love it as much as I do.
Warmer weather and sunny days are upon us and I’m getting excited for participating in more craft fairs and events as the weeks roll on. I was reading Etsy for some inspiration this morning and thought it would be fun to answer some questions that were featured when they were portraying one of their artists. So here is a little self-portrait exercise that I decided to put together on life in and out of the studio. Enjoy!
Thanks to everyone who came out to check out our performance at Franklin Street Works last Thursday. We had so much fun performing and sharing our music and visuals with you. Special thanks to Franklin Street Works for hosting us and our friends! Please friend us on The Moon’s facebook page to learn about upcoming events.
For those of you who couldn’t make it out, check out this video taken by Franklin Street Works. This was one of our instrumentals called “Olive”. The photo above was taken by Jackie Alcayaga.
New to the Danger Studio as of this weekend, is a really cool collection of handmade Danger pendents!
This is my first attempt at making jewelry out of my designs and I’m really stoked with it’s transformation. I took my Wanderlost collection of graphics and cropped them into 1 inch circles, then obsessively cut out 50 small prints. Each of them is affixed to silver plated pendents, and finished with a glass dome enclosure. The work becomes a magnified orb of bright color, and each is completely unique from the next.
Later this week I’m going to attempt another round using resin as the finishing glaze. I’ve been using resin over the last year on all my wall art, which gives it a glossy glass finish so I’m excited to see if I can bring the same great results to jewelry.
Next up are a batch of rings! All will be available on etsy once I’m happy with the collection. Stay tuned!
In two weeks I am heading off to do something I have never done before – I’m hopping a plane to San Francisco to participate in the city’s annual foot race, Bay to Breakers for their 100th year!
The race starts at the north east end of the downtown area adjacent to San Francisco Bay, and runs west through the city to finish at the breakers of the Pacific coast on Ocean Beach. The complete course is 7.46 miles (12 kilometers long) and is not a traditional race by any means.
Participants are known to dress up in all sorts of crazy costumes and some have even run it naked! This year for their hundredth they are enforcing some rules that they haven’t in the past. No alcohol, no floats and no nudity. We’ll see just how much the public abides. There will be 50,000 runners this year!
Thanks to all who dropped by the Danger Studio this weekend!! I had a great time meeting everyone & sharing what goes on behind closed doors. The gallery wall outside the studio featured over 20 original mixed media collage prints on wood. Inside the studio we had two huge walls moving and interacting with live projections, and special for Open Studios we just launched our first of two Danger t-shirt designs, printed by Paradox Ink!
The shirts are now available on the Etsy Danger store. The mixed media wall prints will be available on Etsy next week!!
In other news, if you are interested in coming out to see one of the next upcoming performances scheduled, there is a nice variety for you to choose from!
NOV 14. – VJing for KODOMO @ 3RD WARD, Brooklyn, 8PM
NOV 18. – VJing for BIG MOSEY @ ARLENES GROCERY, Manhattan, 9PM
NOV 20. – VJing for MANTYHOSE @ SEASIDE TAVERN, Stamford, 10PM
DEC 2. – VJing for EXIT MUSIC @ UNION POOL, Brooklyn, 10PM
DEC 9. – VJing for DJ KILLA MONJARO + MORE @ SEASIDE TAVERN, Stamford, 10PM
This year in Black Rock City, my partner in crime, Jeff Schram, decided to document our adventure with his flipcam. The resulting video is very low-fi, spontaneous and fun, just as you’d expect from a drive to Burning Man. I started working on editing part two but it hasn’t made it out of my studio yet. It seems that we spent more time filming the trip on the way in than getting footage while we were out there enjoying it all. Nevertheless I still plan on exporting Part two sometime in the coming months. I swear!
I am gearing up for my annual romp in the dust. That’s right, it’s my yearly visit to the Black Rock desert. By all means if you are attending, please let me know so there is a chance of meeting up outside of the digital realms. I’ll be staying with my friends, Camp Monkey Business at 4:30 & G this year – and once again I’m bringing my VJ gear and would love to meet up with other VJs out there. Right now I’m deciding which equipment can stand to be in those desert conditions. I’m also lining up my VJ performance schedule right now and hope to nail it all down before arriving. Once I arrive, anything goes!
So here is my current schedule & VJ lineup for the upcoming week:
Saturday – (Aug 28) I arrive in Reno to collect my supplies/bike/tent etc. out of storage & take care of biz.. Sunday – Buy whatever supplies I need, food, water, etc. Monday – I arrive on the playa – early morning! Set up - Possibly VJing at Nexus in the evening hours. Tuesday – VJing the False Profit party (4:30 & Esplanade) – Timing TBD Wednesday – VJing the Apres Ski Party – (3:30 & B) – Sundown til late night. Thursday – VJing at Nexus (10 & Esplanade) – Sundown til 11pm Thursday Late- Possibly VJing at the Phage party after Nexus party (4:30 & Esplanade) Friday/Sat/Sun/Mon – Anything goes ~ Possibly VJing on the Robot Heart Bus on those nights. Tues/Wed – (Sept 7/8)Wash off the dust & travel home
That is the good word on all my latest news. This week is for collecting gear & packing..
After every trip, I am immediately fueled into an active wanderlust, longing to go somewhere else…
I always come up with the most visual ideas when I’m outside my routines and experiencing different cultures, conversations and vibrations of people in other places. Traveling is something I became obsessed with years ago when I first started designing. Having only been back in town for a week, I can happily say that Austin sparked a new light for me. It’s the beginning of spring and the beginning months of my studio. There are good energies all around, exciting shows on the way and hopefully more travel in the near future. New visuals on the way!
In just a few days I’ll be boarding a plane to Austin, TX to join the SXSW festivities. You will most likely find me sipping a Lonestar and attending something nerdy between the days of March 13th through the 18th. I’ll also be VJing at an event on Congress called House by Southwest on the 17th, (St. Patricks day!)
Keep checking back here to the Dangerblog, because I have decided to create a daily write-up for each day that I’m out there. I will be experimenting with a pocket Mino HD flipcam lent by my good friend Jack from Steelblender. Thanks Jack!! It shoots 60 minutes of HD footage, is as tiny as an ipod, and has a built in USB for quick import. I’m sure by the end of this trip I will want one for myself.
I’m looking forward to all of SXSW, documenting the trip and meeting a lot of new folks. Drop me a line if you’re going, or stop by the show on Wednesday night at Silhouette!