Saturday, December 29, 2012
Finishing Barbara Koenen's clip about her War Rug Project. She's reproducing the rugs Afghan women weave, the ones about the wars there. Starting with the soviet invasion and continuing through the American one, they've made art with the emblems and stories of their never-ending war. Barbara, as a matter of art and politics, recreates those rugs with spices, an historic product of Afghanistan. Right now, she has one on the floor of Tom Burtonwood's What It Is Gallery, 23 E. Madison, in Chicago, closing around January 14, 2013. If you go, smell it.
Getting the jump on the new year, 2010, that is, when I decided I needed a website devoted to this kind of art documentation and promotion that I love doing: Studio Visit Video. There's a website for Studio Visit Video, finished this morning at 2am. StudioVisitVideo.com. Meanwhile, I'm in the middle of three Studio Visit Videos.