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…moderated presentations and conversations “Artist as Farmer” at Art Basel tomorrow morning with Italian farming artist friend, Gianfranco Baruchello, plus Agnes Varda, Adrian Villar Riojas, and Zheng Guogu, and myself….before during and after which I’ll be feeding the eyes and stomachs of the audience with a presentation of finds from small organic fam..

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…in an apartment within the museum complex is pretty cushy in slick modular mobile modern open plan digs overlooking and collecting cool breezes from the Stadtpark below, and getting ready for an event  tomorrow night involving Europe Domestic Integrity Field production in the garden accompanied by drummers and 12 loaves of my special spelt bread that I’ll be baking right before my ..

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…is what made the first impression as we approached the Sofia airport over a late autumn umber and ochre landscape, for my first visit to the country (whose only previous associations for me come from the amazing Le Mystere des voix Bulgares album released by 4AD in the late 80’s) for a talk on Tuesday ..

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…were the big hero highlights of the 2nd day of the Serpentine Garden Marathon – Eno giving an inspiring talk that had me scribbling notes for one of the first times since college, arguing for the approach of the bottom-up gardener vs. the top-down architect for the future where the creator/designer/composer/artist “…organizes only in parts…letting ..

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…was the title of my talk at the PSU Open Engagement conference this afternoon, which I began with these three quotes: “The performance of a piece of music can be a metaphor of society, of how we want society to be. Though we are not now living in a society which we consider good, we ..

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…whose ceiling is laden with the most sumptuous depictions of all variety of fruit and vegetable was painted by Raphael at Villa Farnesina (1510), and was the highlight of a day that began with the third in a series of talks by Leonard Barkan at the American Academy in Rome on “Food Culture and High ..

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…there’s nothing quite like it to make you appreciate the little things again (you know, like being able to walk across the room at more than a shuffle, and feeling like you might be around next week, and morning coffee, and actually eating food, and going outside, and sleeping, and stuff like that) – and ..

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…is the Italian school of architecture – with a building just north of Piazza del Popolo (whose suggestive nature from certain points of view was recently pointed out by my friend John) which I biked down to this warm sunny morning via Passeggiata del Gianicolo (in just 20 minutes!) – where I gave a two ..

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…is the just-announced May 13-15, 2011 conference organized by Portland State University’s Art and Social Practice program: The ‘Open Engagement’ conference is an initiative of Portland State University’s Art and Social Practice MFA concentration. Directed by Jen Delos Reyes and planned in conjunction with Harrell Fletcher and the Art and Social Practice students, this year’s ..

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…7pm this evening as the Fall 2010 Vanguard Speaker at the Joclyn Art Museum Witherspoon Concert Hall in Omaha (where eleven years ago I stayed a night with my aunt & uncle as I drove across country to move to LA from NYC with a small truck full of all of my worldly possessions), and ..

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…are what I like to show as people are getting seated for my talks these days, because they make me happy and relaxed, and maybe the audience feels warmed-up vicariously through watching us exercise to Lucky Dragons (more on those awesome folks later) music. (Practicing Moving webpage and full s..

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…is the topic of talks here in Toronto – I’m in good company with other speakers including Tord Boontje and longtime collaborator Enrico Bressan of Artecnica, Sheila Kennedy of Kennedy & Violich, Dr. Dayna Baumeister, co-founder of the Biomimicry Guild, Tucker Viemeister, chief of the Lab at Rockwell Group, and Bruce Mau – some of ..

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