Friday, November 11, 2005

Embracing a New Portal

Kim and Juana explore the movement possibilities of the new loom.

Chip Morris crafts Mobile for Stage

In his studio, Chip Morris crafts a mobile from traditional machetes to serve as prop for our performance area.

Traditional Loom transformed for Stage

Susan Prins and Lucy design a special loom to serve as a stage prop. It was an incredible experience to witness a traditional artisan's openness to contemporary art making. Though Lucy had never built a loom of the size and with the materials we recommended, she was willing and open to creating it for us.

Thursday, November 10, 2005

movement, mobiles and more

Life is full and we are full of life here in Mexico. We just got back from some creative time in the space that we´ve been working in. Chip Morris, the anthropologist, linguist, artist, that we´ve been staying with and collaborating with was able to create large scale mobiles out of all natural materials for us to move with. We´ve also had a large scale backstrap loom made for us by Lucy, the woman from Tenejapa who has been our weaving teacher. It has been such a pleasure to have time to explore, experiment and create in such a rich environment. The colors, sounds, passions and richness of life here leave me in awe.

Wednesday, November 09, 2005


succesfully stuffed everything into one backpack boarded plane saturday. stop over in Houston enough time to drink questionable espresso.
Boarded the slim avion to Villermosa warm tropical smiles and air enthusiastic mosquitos. We meet Susan and other chiapas pals. Decide to forgo the late night windy, twisty rollercoaster ride that would bring us to San Cristobal by 2 or 3am and choose to take advantage of the rockstar treatment and go to Palenque to sleep in the jungle listening to Howler monkeys in the distance and drunk partying american tourists nearby.