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…and open call for applications for a radical seminary for communal retreat, embodied arts activity, and project development to inseminate Los Angeles with new forms of civic culture – visit the webpage for more details, the latest information and additional resources. + Now accepting applications for 9 to 13 spots to be filled on a rolling basis. + The summer session runs for ..

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…is the name of the very soon-to-be-announced enrollment program starting this summer up on Sundown, where we are now adding a second geodesic dome (a 19′ diameter canvas structure which has been traveling as the mobile Sundown Schoolhouse for the past few years from the Hayward Gallery in London to the Liverpool Biennial to The Walker Art Center in Minneapolis) to ..

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…to Los Angeles this summer from June 1 to August 24th with a re-launched and re-configured to-be-announced 12 week enrollment program at the dome-headquarters that sort of picks up where we left off in 2006, with an open call for applications coming soon. (sign up for the email list to hear it first) sundownschoo..

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…is the 1967 film (which I found online today) on a designer/artist/educator who is a special kind of proprietary hero for many of us here in L.A. (where she lived until 1968, running the Art Department at Immaculate Heart College) and where you can still feel her influence in the air. Immaculate Heart College Art Department ..

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…last night has me moving in for a few days stay in the cozy horse shed of this dreamy rural Pennsylvania homestead/schoolhouse/residency/cultural center presided over by artists J Morgan Puett and Mark Dion – where I’ll be gathering up a little knitting circle, talking to the fellows, reconnecting with old friends and just enjoying the ..

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…is a lovely open-door semi-weekly summer tradition here, starting with an elaborate ‘hooshed‘ meal al fresco somewhere on the grounds followed by a fire and then gathering to hear visiting artists talk in the barn – an ideal place to talk about Domestic Integrities tonight – where a highly evolved and conscientious domestic behavior is ..

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…for a few days began this afternoon pulling into the bucolic scene in rural Pennsylvania, just over the Delaware River and the New York state border, where J. Morgan Puett, along with Mark Dion, have managed create an idealist alternative communal living environment/school/artist residency/think-tank/community center. (website) MILDRED’S LANE is a rustic, 96-acre site deep in ..

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…or F.O.O.D., was the title given to the final public event of our Princeton Student Colony, which consisted of a variety of activities throughout the afternoon, but the highlight must have been sitting in a circle on linen squares around a student-made communal chopping board, wielding knives of varying sharpness, chopping vegetables for stew while ..

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…is the activity for the day, as we fled the spring rain and cold and leaky drafty dome of the Colony compound to gather in the nearby anonymous modern building, where we made ourselves at home on the floor of the lobby surrounded by piles of old clothes, and scissors, and random creations we weren’t ..

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…kicked off today with thirteen students gathering for warmth, discussion, and dinner from the crockpot in the domed tent for 8 hours on the highly visible big wood public platform centrally situated on the New South lawn, that collaborator Dan wood of Work AC and I had set up – where, for the next four ..

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…one of my favorite places, just arrived from J Morgan Puett, excerpted below: This fall, we are introducing The Mildred Complex(ity), the public face of Mildred’s Lane…located on Main Street in the village of Narrowsburg, NY, across the Delaware River from Mildred’s Lane. We occupy the top floor of the Narrowsburg Mews building at the ..

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…will be colonized by a group of students that I (along with architecture professor Dan Wood of Work A.C.) will be working with next term as a professor in the Atelier program – and today I am here to meet with students to talk about the upcoming studio project: “We will colonize and temporarily domesticate ..

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…is the blissful rural Pennsylvania domestic experiment – the vision of J Morgan Puett and Mark Dion – where we have arrived this evening to a gracious community meal at a long table beneath the facade of the majestic/rustic main house overlooking the meadow leading down to the Delaware River Valley – more thoughts as ..

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…taught a class called “Society and the Arts” which I took during my third year of undergraduate architecture studies at Carnegie Mellon University – he would make a point of personally visiting the shows and installations of his students – and then surprise each with a typed letter of detailed, thoughtful, encouraging responses to the ..

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…the L.A.-based artist-run program founded by Piero Golia and Eric Wesley, has just released a book (in softcover & hardcover) published with Lulu on the occasion of their 5th anniversary, comprised of contributions and materials from the MSA^ archive, and I just ordered my copy – can’t wait. (MSA^ website) http://www.lulu.com/product/hardcover/the-mountain-school-of-art..

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…is coming up soon – the latest endeavor organized by the legendary High Desert Test Sites founded by Andrea Zittel out in the stunning vastness around her place in Joshua Tree just 130 miles east of us in Los Angeles – here are the details, we hear that there are a few spots left… Join ..

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…which opens this Thursday at Gallery RIVAA on Roosevelt Island and will be on view from April 22 – May 23 with more details below and on their website (by the way, you should probably know more about CUP, which is an amazing, pedagogically-progressive, hard-to-classify education organization – working with kids and schools across the ..

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