October 2nd, 2014

October 2nd, 2014
Re-reading "Summer of Hate" for Kip's HDTS desert book club meeting next Monday. It's a great read – so glad Kip chose it to inaugurate the series.

October 1st, 2014

October 1st, 2014
email is under control, animals are all fed, house is semi clean, I don’t have the kid tonight… just made popcorn and am sitting down to watch my friend Giovani's video – I’ve been waiting for 40 free minutes do this since April.

Institute of Investigative Living

photo by Andrea Zittel
This year’s Institute of Investigative Living was super intense and amazing.  The institute is held at A-Z West each spring for about eight days –  this years students were from Columbia University in New York, Bezalel Academy in Israel and the Royal Academy of Art in Stockholm.


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093_AZ_Salvation mountain
020_AZ_Niel Doshi
040_AZ_dry lake

SCAIC at AZ West

SAIC at AZ West, photo by Dan Price
On the path to getting this page up to date!  In late April a special class from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago called Thing Lab came out to A-Z West for the culmination of an intensive year long program.

After three preliminary days exploring everyone went to work installing their final projects (some of which involved truly heroic efforts)  for an epic day of critique culminating at sundown out at Coyote Dry Lake.SAIC at AZ West, photo by Dan Price