(with dan raphael)
Friday February 21 12pm
Join the Corvallis Tree-Being for a reading of the Oregon Wilderness
Coalition monthly newsletter (Volume 3 #2 February 25 1976)
with dan raphael
at base of Burnside Bridge
nearest to the Willamette River
about dan raphael
Corvallis, Oregon - Friday January, 31
a slight performance/pilgrimage
Why does the death of one have more weight, more emotional connection than another? Where are the circles of mourning the strongest and to what, as well as to where, do these circles begin to lose definition? This pilgrimage performance is meant to seek out the visible yet often unacknowledged little deaths around us… the flattened squirrel on the road, the squished worm on the sidewalk, the beetle on its back with still legs in the air… and to give them a moment of thought, recognition and respect.
I strive to bring awareness to overlooked, passed-over, and banal aspects of our individuality and society. I employ a hearty stew of narratives, allegories, and symbols from cultural and personal histories as a means to give a point of origin for investigation and discussion. I find it important to incorporate a mixture of folkloric themes and humor to engage with complex issues.
Lyle’s journey can be followed throughout the day via placestories.com: http://placestories.com/project/146997
start time: 7:33 (sunrise)
end time: 4:33 (sunset) with public ritual in park on 1st Street near the Willamette river and across from Cloud & Kelly’s Public House
further info: Bruce Burris: ELandFgallery@yahoo.com
Lyle Murphy is an artist and folklorist living in Eugene, OR.
More on Lyle Murphy: lylemurphyarts.com
On the horizon: (Portland) Friday February 25 12.00pm
Join the Corvallis Tree-Being at the base of the downtown side of Burnside Bridge for a reading of the Orgeon Wilderness Coalition monthly newsletter (Volume 3, #2, February 25, 1976)
Midnight, December 21st
Join the Annual ELandF Gallery Winter Solstice Gathering at Third Street Stuff!
Third Street Stuff 257 North Limestone St. Lexington, KY
Saturday, Dec 21, midnight (that is, as Saturday becomes Sunday).
John Lackey will be hosting this year--we are in for a treat!
(for those of us who are annually confused as to which date midnight falls on—we are referr...ing to really, really late on Saturday night)
ElandF projects 6th Annual Midnight Solstice Conversation is just that: a few intrepid storytellers gather at midnight during the Winter Solstice to share a story or two. This year we are eased into this annual ritual by this year's Solstice Host/Curator, Lexington’s own John Lackey of Homegrown Press Studio & Gallery.
Bring a story to share ... or not ...
Friday December 13
Join Eric Dickey, Jana Svoboda and Evelyn Idzerda
at Oak Creek Park, Corvallis Oregon
for a reading of works selected for the pleasure of local ferns
for directions and further info:
Applicant: Poetry shares this with ferns
KEZI, CORVALLIS, Ore – You may have seen street performers before, but has somebody ever read poetry to you in public?
San Francisco poet Kurt Lipschutz, who publishes his poetry under the name “Klipschutz,” was in Corvallis on Wednesday, reading poetry to people in public places. He made a stop at the Greyhound bus station, rode with folks in cabs, and read poetry on city buses.
Lipschutz read pieces by other poets as well as his own work. He says poetry is an art, and he hopes to encourage others to express themselves in creative ways.
“Poetry helps to cleanse the language of the tribe,” he said. “And it’s what Ezra Pound called: ‘Language charged with meaning.’ It’s an art form with a long tradition, and I’m a carrier of that tradition forward.”
ELandF projects organized the event and organized the free cab rides. Two women met the poet during their lunch break, and say they wanted to go on an adventure. During their break, they went around town in a taxi, as Lipschutz read them poems. He also held a poetry reading Wednesday night at the Towne House Motor Inn.
|Towne House Motor Inn|
|Corvallis bus route #1|
|Greyhound Bus Depot|
Someone to sell Colonel Sanders' secrets on Thur, June 27, 8-9pm, at Griffin's Modern Hotel
Please... no more than 50 words on why you are qualified to sell Colonel Sander's secrets
Deadline: June 20, Honorarium: $50.00, Email only: ELandFgallery@yahoo.com
Thanks to everyone who participated in Selling the Colonel's Secret....
Help Wanted: Person to 5 draw breaths in succession near proposed coal train route, Albany Oregon
To Apply: Please ...no more than 50 words on why you wish to draw 5 breaths in succession near the proposed coal train route.
Deadline: April 14, 2013
Email Only: ELandFgallery@yahoo.com
a record release party for
Thursday, Feb. 7th 12:15pm
McConnell Springs Park (take first fork to right and listen)
Grande Living Experiment #7- ALU- 8768where are the words for this flashsad moment
them ancients say that you said that you have asked for them
and then you went and scattered all his ashes...........
After the writer Whitney Baker introduced the event, Eric Sutherland (wearing a hat fashioned from aluminum foil) read lyrics from the Stoner Creek Boys’ new album, accompanied by Mason Colby on the banjo. Meanwhile, Daryl Cook created ambient electronic background sound, creating the aural sensation of listening to a bizarre backcountry radio broadcast.
The artist Robert Beatty was simultaneously riding a stationary exercise bike in the front window of the gallery. According to rules laid out by Burris, Beatty was powering the entire performance with his pedaling; it would end whenever he chose to stop.
Many thanks to all those who joined us for a great solstice evening!
ELandF projects 5th Annual Midnight Winter Solstice Conversation
Midnight December 21st
Denny's Restaurant 1949 Nicholasville Rd. Lexington, KY
(for those of us who are annually confused as to what date midnight falls on- we are referring to really, really late night Friday)
ElandF projects 5th Annual Midnight Solstice Conversation is just that, a few intrepid storytellers gather at one of America's great restaurants to usher in the the Winter Solstice and to share a story or two based on the preference of this year's Solstice/Hostess/Curator, Lexington artist Georgia Henkel.
Bring a story... or not...
This year's topic is... pleasures of memory... lost
open up 1871
the spoils of time
twenty years ago
our waning spirit
over the river
the bridge of sighs
pleasures of memory
|Left 2011 curator/host/ess Kremena Todorova Right 2012 curator/host/ess Georgia Henkel|
Friday October 26 1:20pm- 1:40pm, Free
More information: Bruce Burris (859) 806-0195, email@example.com
and on facebook
more about Trust(ing): Latitude has long been involved in creating performance and installation works. Often these works allow some insight on practices relative to those of us who live their lives in institutional environments, and thus we encourage further dialog and consideration of issues which are commonly overlooked or most often, simply ignored.
In this adaptation of Meaghan Carpenter’s “Trust” we take a look at the risk taken by those living in an institutional setting as they routinely trust their self care to others. What does it mean to transport an enclave of people considered disabled to a salon for a “beauty treatment”? Can we not take care of ourselves in this way at home? What does it mean when a local faith organization provides grooming and dress accessories to adults as they enter a sponsored dance? Are these positive enhancements or do they demean us as individuals? Are we validating poor institutional practices by encouraging these group fixes? In Trust(ing) Latitude artists turn the tables on these practices, giving to, as opposed to receiving a manicure from Ms Carpenter.
read from the lyrics of
THE STONER CREEK BOYS
new LP Visionary Output
Thursday September 13, 12-12:30pm
Institute 193, 193 North Limestone St. Lexington
more info on facebook
The Stoner Creek Boys
from their LP SALTY
Saint Teresa grant us this moment
We have no real in- vestment in the imminent or in the shade of some future tree of life
Our sad ark
The one you left us with
Is on its side on the slope side of
Bow split open a cave a hole that is a whole earth wide the darkest of dark waters hurtled by whipped wind churn and tide tear through it out and in
as planetary ringmasters we have failed your lively life shadow circus
and so if you choose you are welcome to pluck them up yourself
the llamas, snakes, lions and buffalo who we have left to wander
along the banks
to consider the wreckage we suppose
Please don’t be surprised if in your attempt to make things right as you can again
That if you come upon us you may find us
Consuming what you know to be the last remaining Mongolian Lynx
for we are hungry
we have always been hungry
You know that
On February 16, 2012, Institute 193 hosted a retrospective of the work of ELandF Projects, one of the only organizations in Kentucky devoted to performance art.
Two pieces were chosen for recreation inside the gallery. In “The Book Reader” a participant (Mick Jeffries) read passages from a book that holds deep personal significance for him. “Lives Shaped by Boxes,” a repetitive box folding ritual performed by Caitlin Serey, examined the tedium and isolation associated with the forms of employment often held by people with disabilities. A television installed in the gallery played video footage of other
Meanwhile, performers enacted two other ELandF pieces outside the gallery. The artists Kremena Todorova and Kurt Gohde rode in a taxi with willing participants in 15-minute intervals, photographing each participant at a different location downtown. Doreen Maloney and Rikki Gard performed “Cloudwatchers,” sitting on a patch of Astroturf installed on the sidewalk and looked at the sky.
In additon, Louisville artist Lauren Argo performed a new work created by Bruce Burris and Jane McCafferty titled “In Your Mind You Have Gone to the Land of Ultimate Unquenchable Thirst,” part of a cycle called
ELandF’s 4th Annual Midnight Winter Solstice Conversation
Midnight, December 21st, Denny's Restaurant 1949 Nicholasville Rd. Lexington, Kentucky
(for those of us who are annually confused as to which day midnight the 21stfalls on this year- think of it as really, really late night Wednesday night if you must)
ELandF’s 4th Annual Midnight Winter Solstice Conversation is just that, a few storytellers who gather at one of America’s great restaurants to usher in the Winter Solstice and share a story or two based on the preference of the year’s Solstice Host/ess/Curator.
This year’s Solstice Host/ess/Curator is Lexington’s Kremena Todorova who is an artist, an Associate Professor of English at Transylvania University, a native of Stara Zagora, Bulgaria, and a hostess extraordinaire (you can call her Clarissa). She asks us to contemplate this question: “Where did you come from?” Kremena recommends that as we consider this, we emphasize not so much where we are from, but where we come from.
Once you have mulled this over, it is essential that you share your story with others at Denny’s on Solstice… props are welcome.