So Im gonna send out a quick little February newsletter before the month is over, anything you wanna share with our dear readers?
I found a really detailed description on Quora describing the recording and reproduction of music through vinyl which I wanted to share somewhere.
I often like insider stories. I think because they can make ‘big bad structures’ appear less solid. A friend (thanks Stef Arends) sent me this piece on how a well-intentioned “green investor” changed his mind. https://medium.com/@sosofancy/...
I want to add the Design Inquiry Group: Good for Nothing, Nothing for Good course that I co-developed with Marthe. Even though it finished in January, I only just really got round to finishing up in my head and of course making he obligitory insta post: https://www.instagram.com/p/Ca...
Aaanndd I wanted to add the Align exhibition I was part of in Corpus Christi, USA. It's over (maybe travelling soon) but you can find a lot of the exhibition online: https://radiuscollective.com/A...
and maybe finally I wanted to open my blog to a new newsletter since I am planning on writing a lot more in there soon: https://blog.bnjmnearl.eu/
sorry not finally, I also wanted to add about the server for the XP studio. Our little digital space. For chat, websites, radio...maybe more?
I’m still processing last weekends cinema screening of the Translocal lives Place-makers films 🎥 with a nice very broad audience we gathered to watch all the short films made by newcomers in the workshop I guided last fall, the warmth and positivity and motivation and emotion in the room was so beautiful and I really hope and believe this is not the end of this project. One researcher in the audience said “THIS is what education and research should be about” and that really stuck and made us so proud and hopeful😭❤️ www.place-makers.nl explains the project better and will soon hopefully have some of the films as well
And oja now I’m preparing for another ‘co-participatory’ collab with MU Hybrid Arthouse, working with high school students to create an interactive work to facilitate conversations amongst their peers about mental health and social media and physical bodies, all informed and inspired by their input. Can’t wait to meet them and learn from them and find out how 16 year olds experience the world rn 👁📲🌊🧠
I was/am finishing up some things this month, like my residency with Radio Stasis (https://radiostasis.live/STAGI...) and a commissioned website for a queer scholar, while also working on a personal project that is growing somewhere quietly on the internet
A big theme and mood this month has been blue (https://www.youtube.com/watch?...)
Anyway, February is over. I'm gonna press send.