Weekly Rochester Events #323: Catch a Daily
Thursday, March 17, 2005
Last Thursday I went to the George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) lecture by Burt Glinn about the ethics of photojournalism, but it was mostly a diary of his experiences with the photography shown in the "Havanah: The Revolutionary Moment," exhibit currently on display. I guess tangentially he was talking about the "ethics" in that his photo work is all about honesty, one way or another. I guess that's just not what I was expecting ... I was thinking more along the lines of the photographer influencing the photographic subjects. Oh well.
Friday I got a call from the art department from Burning Man (The Man, Black Rock City 2004, NV) I had submitted a request for an art grant last month and was approved, so the good news is that I get money, but the bad news is that I'm now contractually obligated to finish my project — it's not just a wishy-washy promise to friends. It's called The Bike With 2 Brains and the gist is that it's a two-person, four-wheeled vehicle. The riders sit side-by-side and each propels the wheel in front of them. There is no steering apparatus — instead, the rear wheels caster freely, so the two riders must pedal at the same rate to go straight, or, for instance, the left rider pedals faster than the right rider to turn right.
And with that, I'm retiring from writing art grants to maintain my record of 100%.
That night, I schlepped out to Buffalo for the first time (well, second, if you count the trip to see Weird Al Yankovic in 1999 before I even started the website version of this site.) I went to the art auction for The Evolutionary Girls Club at Arte Brutale (2329 Main St., Buffalo) The space is kind of like A|V Art Sound Space (#8 in the Public Market, off N. Union St., formerly The All-Purpose Room) although compared to lots of places in Rochester, it has a much less literal name [see also, The Auditorium Center (875 Main St E.) Alexander Street Pub (291 Alexander St.) Writers and Books (740 University Ave.) Java's (16 Gibbs St.) and The Inn On Broadway (26 Broadway St., across East from Scio)] The visual artwork was good and the performances were pretty cool too. I liked that Jax Deluca and Siew-wai Kok explained their piece [which I might have missed at their performance at A|V Art Sound Space (#8 in the Public Market, off N. Union St., formerly The All-Purpose Room) in February] indicating it was an exercise to make sound from your vocal cords without conscious effort from the book Software for People by Pauline Oliveros.
On Saturday I got to The Bug Jar (219 Monroe Ave.) for some real rock-and-roll, though. First up were The Blastoffs who were awesome as usual. Next was The Staggers who did some really good punk-rock. Finally, the new band (albeit consisting of reliable local rockers) Angel, Dust & Hoffman also played some really good punk-rock with a bit of fast-rock and surf-rock thrown in for good measure.
Finally [short essay this week ... fucking writer's block] riding around on Monday, I "discovered" the new place Patrik's Culinary Kreations (847 S. Goodman St., formerly You Dirty Dog pet grooming) and stopped in. It's really a cool place with long hours on most days and some really good food — the chicken Caesar wrap was really top-notch.
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