LET THE ART!HANGOVER COMMENCE.

I’m spent.

I’m done.

Really, honestly, it’s been going on since I got up ridiculously late today.

And, yeah, y’all did read art!hangover.  I get hangovers from strange things (e.g., arting, people, people), but interestingly, I don’t get normal hangovers from drinking.  Mostly, because I have a ludicrously high tolerance so that it takes so long to get me even going on a good buzz that I get bored with drinking and I find something else to do.  Or the party ends.  Whichever comes first.

So, yeah, the art!hangover has to do with the change of quarter at the ARTgararge combined with a massive funk that took up most of the last two months, so the last week has been a Case of the Amazing Arting Squid (coming soon to a theatre near you).

installation view of new works from spindle’s work, Zellandine’s denouement
spindle’s work, Zellandine’s denouement: the ur-Prince
2012
electronics wire, jewelry wire
spindle’s work, Zellandine’s denouement: before there was Ariel
2012
handmade flax paper, ink, copper wire, handspun yarn (from a Hello Purl art batt), commercial yarn

The L-A-N-G-U-A-G-E poetry/Word Art part of it reads:

a little sea-woman (not really, just a stupid girl)

all operatic beauty and siren-song strength
.
Before
.
(there’s always a BeforeBefore always seems
like a place to have remained if we were sane
.
amber-frozen
.
rather than rapid, rabid liminality)
.
then–oh, then–a glance, a rescue
and it’s all idiotic love-at-first-sight
.
and forego present-identity
for the encompassing ambiguity
(submission, subsumission)
of the Loved-Self
.
but–she’s soulless
destined for 300 years
that ends in sea-foam dissolution and
then Nothing(ness)
.
(how Sarte)
.
enter the Sea Witch
(cecaelia)
driving a hard (maybe cruel)
bargain
.
eternity and salvation available only
through idiotic romantic love
through true loves kiss
.
(because, of course,
she is Abomination and Fallen
not because she’s Mer
but because she’s a She)
.
fins to sword-sharp, rending
(mutilating) pain
.
voice for legs
.
like Morse Code
.
self-sacrifice and transmutation
.
sword-sharp pain to legs to dancing
.
(because there’s always a
lateral trade in these things)
.
Mer to something not-quite human (simian)
.
fish to ape
.
…and there’s betrayal–
.
there’s always betrayal–
.
and betrayal breeds betrayal
.
dancing to heartbreak
.
(not everyone knows that its possible
to die from heartbreak
.
the walking wounded
.
missing more parts than in that
mythical Before)
.
and all that’s left is more betrayal
.
the only salvation is blood and death
betrayal and another’s heartache
.
(there’s a lot of betrayal)
.
knife to blood to pain to legs to fins again
.
Yet–
.
of course, yet–
.
because she’s heroic and stupidly in-love
.
and some oddly skewed feminist ideal
of courage and curiosity and so much
self-sacrificing fearlessness
.
so, there’s no betrayal;
instead there’s suicide and sea foam
.
water sprite to air elemental
.
sacrifice and suicide and 300 years of
playing some sort of St. Nicholas scavenger hunt
(for the naughty and nice)
.
gains some sort of salvation
(eternity) (soul)
that a heartless god denies those of
the Water
(the Moon)
(women)
spindle’s work, Zellandine’s denouement: Scheherazade
2012
copper wire, handmade flax paper, beaded trim, fabric, ink

The L-A-N-G-U-A-G-E poetry/Word Art part of it reads:

tell me about the bodies

drug from the water

track-lines and bruises visible on

pale, mutilated flesh.

.

tell me a story

because we are all

.

just stories

left in the wreckage

.

tell me a story

spanning a 1001 days, a 1001 nights

.

a-million-and-one

in-betweens

.

tell me about the bodies

drug from your memory

graceful lines and shadows

full lives lead in echoes of you

spindle’s work, Zellandine’s denouement: oyster emotions
2012
found object, gutted lightbulbs, fiber
spindle’s work, Zellandine’s denouement: Zellandine
2012
copper wire, handspun silk, handspun yarn (from a Hello Purl art batt), handmade flax paper, commercial yarn, ink

The L-A-N-G-U-A-G-E poetry/Word Art part of it reads:

This piece was actually inspired by Spiritflesh by 1001cranes.
spindle’s work, Zellandine’s denouement: echoes
2012
electronics wire, silk and stainless steel yarn, jewelry wire, copper wire

*waves hand*

That one’s really more Tuttle-esque in that it’s more about the shadows being cast than the shapes themselves.

Okay, I’m going to go.  I’ll try not to be such a slacker.

Courage.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/triesquid/

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