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Radio Roxanne: Where is the Water?
Wednesday, August 27, 2008

This is a 3min 16 sec clip (as part of a larger and long-term project I'm working on) of some things I produced in NYCity, at the Workshop Intensive at HarvestWorks...

Here's some information about it...

When I first heard of the workshop, titled, "Sound Elemental:  Water", naturally I started running that through my mind.  Of course, I thought about the fact that water has no place in NYCity. 

That might not make sense, since I know when I said that in the workshop, most seemed to think I was mistaken or weird (they think:  "NYC is surrounded by water, how can you not know that?"), so I will explain... 

Water has no place in a place where it can't be what it is;  where it can't be heard;  where it can't be the life-giving force it is;  where it can't cleanse the land and our bodies;  where instead it is polluted, extracted, exploited, imported, "redirected", over-used, wasted, stolen from the nonhumans who need it to live to keep the matrix-beast of NY going, at the expense of the planet, and ultimately at the expense of all life.  Like the cricket in Times Square, who had to return home "to the country" to be fully who a cricket is, the water has a place and a language foreign to ANY city, (including Buffalo, but this was in NYC) which demands and takes more than it can ever give.  And as we know, the earth's water is telling us precisely that.

Before I left for NYC, I got some great footage of folks at the Bidwell Farmers' Market.  I intend to post that soon (In between sessions at the workshop, I edited that and a few other things I'm working on as part of a larger project...), but in the meantime, the voices in this clip include some of what each interviewee said.  More on that later.


--Many thanks to Derrick Jensen .  I used some of the quotes from an interview he and I did, which I'm editing and will post soon...
--Thanks so much to Hal Walker (for permission to use his beautiful song, "Water Cycles")
--The music of the band "The Molotov" (Many thanks to them for their radical rock, which I'll be using a lot more of in coming work...)
--My thanks to the thunder, the rain, the baby cardinal and parents, and the crows
--Many thanks to the AIR Folks, and HarvestWorks for the opportunity to get a close up experience, in NYC of why this culture of hyper-exploitation of the planet will not last.

There are a lot of things I learned in NYC, and I'm still processing.  One thing I learned is I need to learn a lot about "levels" and "compression" and "equalization", and....  Ugh, all sorts of technical mumbo-jumbo I know that when I do, clips like this audio you're about to listen to will sound better in many ways you may or may not notice right now, but I do, now that I did that workshop....

Meanwhile, I hope you like this!

Thank you for listening!

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Handcraft '98
4.625" x5.75"
Original (framed):NOT FOR SALE

These are a series of mixed media collages that use found images such as postcards and greeting cards.

They are made in a stream-of- consciousness manner--In other words, I play with pre-existing images and, using paint, pencils, oils, pastels, etc., create new images. The result surprises me and the titles often arrive in the same stream-of-consciousness way as the images...

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