Monday, December 19, 2011

Art Mysteries

Cover of Issue # 1 ©2011-Seeking Kali

Who doesn't love a good who-done-it? In our first issue we arrive at Art World hi jinks in mid action. The issue ends with some intriguing questions to address in issue 2 and beyond.

Of course the biggest mystery is why is Seeking Kali taking studio time to make limited run hand made comic books instead of working on our more serious works. After all, recent works have dealt with the Occupy movement and women's rights.  Why not.  Our collaborations over the past two years have run the gamut of print editions, artist books, theater, curating artist calls, video and animation. The Seeking Kali Collective continues to evolve ways of thinking about art process and especially the nature of collaborative efforts.

One way in which we work is to use the Google+ hangouts to discuss potential projects, progress on projects or opportunities to exhibit. The video conferencing is a form of virtual studio space that ideas great and small are discussed, discarded, debated or worked on. In the course of hashing out strategies we often bump up against the usual artists dilemmas; time, money and opportunity. (actually mostly lack of)
Our Kalicorp Art Mysteries is our way of taking a tongue in cheek look see into the problems that vex artists.
Fellow artist/ writer Philip Hartigan received our first issue and wrote a wonderfully thoughtful piece on the Seeking Kali Collective. He actually explains us better than we do. Philip is a Chicago based artist and his blog Praeterita covers not only his own work but many other visual artist that use narrative in their work.

Issue #2 is coming sometime in early January.  There are still a few copies of #1 - contact me with your address.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Grievance Torrent

New video animation from the Seeking Kali Artist Collective.  As we’ve seen the news coverage (or lack of) concerning the Occupy Wall Street movement there has been an endless stream of  reporters seemingly baffled as to it’s purpose.  After my first visit in early October the message seemed clear enough and despite there being many manifestations of the outrage, one problem seems all too clear. Corporate greed and influence has to end.   

This video/ animation simply takes a variety of audio samples either personally recorded or from publicly posted video clips and begins to stack them in the manner of a vocal “round”.

Produced for Storefront for Art and Architecture's Strategies for Public Occupation.

The Seeking Kali Artist Collective is William Evertson, Susan Shulman and Ria Vanden Eynde.