Wednesday, December 31, 2008

sitting here wishing on a cement floor...

post industrial bovine

Hold my breath for two more minutes. It's easier with your fist in my mouth. I can't really blame you for going with the flow of 10,000 cadavers and 3 more unknown.

It's a sign of our times,

this organic Molotov cocktail with silicon cherries on top. Lisa Frank still represents my inner monologue better than pork-less beans.

When you know

you're right you are most likely left of the manual spectrum. She was a cute little Asian girl with pigtails and keys. Not many complaints there other than temperature related scars. You can't tell me that

it's better

this way with Mars and Jupiter living in your veranda. Mr. Rodgers never held a kosher hand towards the direction of a nostalgic tomorrow. All I can say is that I have a masters degree and I am learning

to be solo.

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

boy how you move me....

Better use those brain waves wisely my friends. You might be moving something more than you intended too. This little video above is a good demonstration in cymatics. Cymatics is the study of wave phemonema and the physical patterns produced through the interaction of sound waves in a medium, aka particles. I feel that this is a good approach into explaining memes also. A memes is a term coined by Richard Dawkins in his book The Selfish Gene. A meme is like a gene but on the point of cultural realm. Memes extend evolutionary principles to explain the spread of ideas and cultural phenomena such as melodies, catch-phrases, and beliefs. Memes are more than just good advertising and PR. The power of thought ladies and gentleman. Might this also be an extension in to how faith works? If you believe in some thing so much it become a reality, such as cures for your own body? Only you can prevent forest fires and help your own physical embodiment.

Monday, December 29, 2008

Mount Analogue

This past Saturday, as stated earlier, I took a trip out of Salvation Mountain and Salton Sea. It was a fantastic journey. Leonard Knight is in the red jacket. Here are some of the photos that I took. More are on facebook and flickr:::

In conjunction with this, I re watched The Holy Mountain, by Alejandro Jodorowsky. This cult classic was just re released in 2007 and I had the opportunity to watch it and El Topo at Pittsburgh Filmmakers last Jan or Feb. It just blew me away. I prefer Holy Mountain over El Topo but that is never here or there. Holy Mountain is based on "The Ascent of Mt. Carmel" by St. John of the Cross and Mount Analogue: A Novel of Symbolically Authentic Non-Euclidean Adventures in Mountain Climbing by René Daumal. In reference today's terminology, mount "analogue" versus mount digital lets say, what is real? The mountain in Daumal's story is not completely accessible by humans, specifically the top. Are there parts of the analogue world we are still unable to reach?

Sunday, December 28, 2008

flash backkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkks

When I was younger, my dad would watch this over and over. I was always fustraited with it because I felt nothing was happening. Just another stupid car movie. But as I grew up(!) I re watched it and recognize it for what it is:: a beautiful movie about the city of Paris, it's movement and flows. It's quite architectural and urban indulgent.

Some info on this film:: This beautiful example of cinema-verite', it was SO REAL that in 1976 he was arrested after this 1976 film, properly titled C'était un rendez-vous, was publicly shown. The car reportedly featured was a Ferrari 275 GTB being illegally driven at speeds approaching 140 km/h through the streets of Paris by a Formula 1 driver. Though recent claims by Claude Lelouch admit that he infact was the driver and it was only his Mercedes-Benz 450sel 6.9 and dubbed the Ferrari. Yes, the whole soundtrack is just the engine rev-ing.

This movie never really left my mind but a friend had it posted on his blog so it re-invigorated my memories. Check out preAMP! This blog is pretty fantastic.

What other car movies are at this caliber or zest? This is reminiscent for an assignment that Ed Keller gave us back in his seminar in Fall 2007. We had to record a linear progression through Los Angeles. My team of all cramped into my beetle with Valentina Vasi hanging out of the sun roof. We drove up 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th streets downtown, from bridge to highway on ramp. The most beautiful on ramp is the 4th street exit off the 110 going south. I have to re rip this footage. It's all on tapes in my room.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

a shout out to awesomeness.

Let's take a second to talk about how awesome Lisa Frank is and how her designs were what our generation grew up on.

Thanks lisafrank!


If you haven't got one.. think about getting one? This is the book of poetry I put out earlier this year.


"by the way and and hey"

or just talk to me about it...

noun compost...

Four Eyes and Two Fists

Micheal Jackson jerk offs kept me up longer than cranberry sauce. Chestnuts and kumquats rolled strait over the counter past the racist chez lounge. Your staring abilities won platinum medals amongst the European metrosexuals. Long term bird baths tied up my peripheral ligaments until

you stubbed your toe.

Your spiraling follicles and bionic particles turn me inside out. Polly wanted crackers but only got slapped hands and foreheads. Really, you could be my Allison. I'm so gone in the fairy tale forest of chest hair and fuzzy nuts you bring to the mesa verde.

While in the position that

jelly beans bake, I miss you like every time. I can't be critical about our crusty copulation when there are TV guides and homo erotic napkins in the tub. Repeat the linguistics that

made me come

3,000 minutes of ego centric mix tapes to your pad and pencil down under. Boo Radley had almost everything to do with it. We are two in a million flapjacks served. Could you untangle my eyelashes from tarot card anthropomorphic Mexican lovers? Affairs with sulfur stained porcelain ejaculated new and improved recipes

so hard I cried.

new poem! !!!! number 1!!!

Meat Man Metronome

Tear me apart form your twinkle toes and pterodactyl harpsichords. I've never had that liquor licked off my lips. Forget it. I was out of town when you were locally misanthropic of all the times

you washed your

face pressed to the panorama of a smog town bird bath. No way could I index knuckle rings this early on in the caloric counterbalance much less the majority check list and autistic labcoats cluttering my Tupperware.

Teeth before biting

eggplants and transplant black and gold bleeders scrape more than shiver. Either way, you can't blame me for forging cheerio sounds muzzled by you chest hair.

The last morsels

molded in your deciduous neck brush. Most likely it was carbon fiber and gluten free. Any way you look at it, nothing realy fits as much as you on top

of my body.

more adventures!

Oi! the holidaze! Well something has reopened back up inside me and I have started writing again. 2 poems so far. I've also written 3 new songs since October. Not bad for some one who wasn't writing or playing anything for months. Before I release the poems, I want to announce my adventure that I have planned for Saturday::



Salvation Mountain is Leonard Knight's tribute to "GOD IS LOVE." I am really excited. The construction is hay bales and adobe with some branching structures shown here. "This is Leonard’s art – it is simple, true, and honest."

Salton Sea was started in 1905 as a town of salt works and then turned into some resort town. Now its more of a ghost town and "
On 2008 January 24, the California Legislative Analysis Office released a report entitled "Saving the Salton Sea" [12]. The preferred alternative outlined within this draft plan calls for spending a total of almost $9 billion over 25 years and proposes a smaller but more manageable Salton Sea. The amount of water available for use by humans and wildlife would be reduced by 60 percent from 365 square miles (945 square kilometers) to about 147 square miles (381 square kilometers). Fifty two miles (84km) of barrier and perimeter dikes - constructed most likely out of boulders, gravel and stone columns - would be erected along with earthen berms to corral the water into a horseshoe shape along northern shoreline of the sea from San Felipe Creek on the west shore to Bombay Beach on the east shore. The central portion of the sea would be allowed to almost completely evaporate and would serve as a brine sink, while the southern portion of the sea would be constructed into a saline habitat complex. If approved, construction on this project is slated to begin in 2011 and would be completed by 2035"-wikipedia

So I will report back with some video and photos.

and on with the Show!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

happy holidays

This is the christmas card from my sister, brother, and I.
We made it great in 2008.
Let's make it fine in 2009!

Happy Holidays.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Here's an example of the artists for sat!


EVERYONE!!!! This is my art collective's first show!!

Please join us for the opening reception for
Perfecting the Line
This Saturday December 13th @ Site 01 4321 1/2 Marmion Way La, CA 90065 from 5pm -11pm

An exhibition in a peculiar space, a garage, featuring work by two Los Angeles Artists::
Roxana Javadi-Kashani

This mark making device is in constant flux, reinvented with each new stroke. A line is a definition of a path. As soon as it is made it is a remnant but can always be changed. This definite indefinite finds itself as the ghost of an action, the trail of some moving body. How is this construct of ink making its way out of artist hands to its own evolution?


San Gabriel Valley native. Born 1980. Draws and paints no specific genre, but tends to focus on people as main subjects.Uses mostly oils, acrylics and spray paint...and is fond of crayons. UCLA graduate. Likes to dance, travel, and play the uke. Recently accepted into prestigious SGV Cartoonista collective., and finished illustrating "Smoke and Mirrors" a poetry book by Rick Stepp-Bolling. In this show, she exhibits her Brown Line paintings.


Born 1983 and raised in Southern California. I am of Asian descent. Many people think I look Japanese. But I'm not. I'm trying to establish myself as an artist but please, throw the romantic notion of being an artist out because I just like to draw. I am a drawer among a few other things. Anyways, art, music, communication and food is pretty much my life. It sounds absolute doesn't it? But it's not. Ahem, it's my excuse to be "creative". Don't tell anyone. For the most part, I enjoy how everything plays well together. I will strive to make everyday fun.

Presented and Curated by::
Get Rid Of White Walls Collective (g.r.o.w.w.)
We are a group of five women with a shared vision of engaging public sites within the city that could be used in ways never-before imagined. We are architects, filmmakers, photographers, painters, performers, and media landscapers—each with a specific eye, all in collaboration—pushing for progress and change.
Check us out on myspace/facebook

Saturday, December 6, 2008

watch out for shinanigans!

I might be rummaging up some new graffiti.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Collection and growth

Recently I have been working projects that contribute to my idea of the inhabitable organism. I origianlly broke it down in to certain steps.
Level One consisted of
1. Noise Recycled into the System
2. Nesting/BioMimicry/BioMimetics
3. Existing/Exploration of Materials
4. Pattern Recognition and Accumulation

This latest endevor has been focusing on Level One part 4. (It also works with Level One part 1 to a degree. )

I have been having "happenings" during lunch time in Los Angeles. The project "Mass Collection 1" is about well that. Mass collection! The medium is chewed gum and plexi glass. I stand in a specific spot for 3 hours and ask people to come and chew a piece of gum and place it where ever they feel it belongs on the plexi. If some one is passing by with gum already in their mouth, I ask them to place that piece on the plexi and I give them a new piece. The gum is a Mexican brand of Chicklets and come in a variety of flavor and colors. This piece also is about mark making and territory. So far, I have had 2 of these happenings.

The first site was Downtown Los Angeles by the Public Library. There, the demographics of the crowd was mainly people in suits, bike messengers, and some homeless. There were even some tourists in the mix. Here are some of the photos of the piece and the making of it.

This is the final composition for that session::
The other site in front of a coffee shop in the Arts District in Los Angeles. The accumulation was completely different. People were more apt to changing and adding to previously placed pieces. This piece was more graffiti like. People also felt compelled to draw and be creative with it, saying "I don't know what to draw/I don't know what to make." The only direction I gave (for both pieces) was to place the gum where ever you saw fit, preferably on the plastic. This piece was also more 3dimentional, where people would add to each others mounds. People were also bringing up a precedent gum wall in Northern CA.

Here are some images from the wall in San Luis Obispo::

The next stop is Chinatown. Other sites are heavy pedestrian places... I might be in Venice Beach tomorrow doing it so come on by.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Sex MAchine!

I recently participated in a film contest all about remixing or using archive footage. My friends Ben Hernstrom of Ambulantic Videoworks and my friend Justin Crimone of Zeno Films
were the organizers. Below is what the description of the project was. It was screened November 2nd at Pittsburgh Filmakers. (yes that was the same day as my bra opening)

Here is my entry::

PUBLIC DOMAIN PRIVATE DOMINION 3! The premise is pretty simple. A group of varied filmmakers, from all kinds of backgrounds will be given a selection of public domain films from which they must make their own film. They are permitted to alter the footage in any way possible, but cannot use any images that do not come from the source material. Audio is left completely to their discretion but may not contain copyrighted sound, which they do not have permission to use. The screening will be held at Pittsburgh Filmmakers on Sunday, Nov 2nd 2008. All submissions must be in our hands by Monday, Oct 27th. Any filmmaker who has previously screened at PDPD may submit without fee. Submission fees will be waved for any filmmaker based in PGH. We split a portion of the admission money among all competing filmmakers, so selected films will recoup at least their submission fee. Your film must be between 2 and 7 minutes in length. Be as creative as possible. We've had pseudo-docs, music videos, anti-safety films, pornography spoofs, super depressing narratives, comedic gems, and all kinds of other stuff we don't know how to describe. Please make sure you adhere to the rules. Disqualifying you if you fail to do so will make us weepy. Please email to alert us of your intention to participate. We will screen all entries if possible. If we receive too many, we will cut the ones we don't like.

The source films this year:

Monday, November 10, 2008

watch your head.

Bras bras bras! So I am back in LA (finally) after being away for a month. My travels took me to Minneapolis, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, and NYC.
While in NYC, I installed Brascape at hiChristina gallery in the Lower East Side.
We had the opening Sunday Nov 1 and it was packed! There were serverval performances also.
Featured were Amy Ouzoonian (a fantastically scantly clad chanteuse), Patrick "mangina" Bucklew, trachtenberg slideshow players, touching you, and a sweet dance brought to us by Christina, Fritz, and the sock puppet *who i forgot his name.

The brascape is still up until the 12th of Nov. If you are in NYC please go down to Orchard and Rivington and tell me what you think. Also if you take any photos, send them my way.

Thanks! Here are some photos that I have collected so far(mainly from my sister).

The last ones are photos of the first time the 200 black bras got together and "hungout."

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

illegal ambulance

Earlier in August, I helped my buddy Karl Eicher with documenting his thesis project. Below is his thesis::
Illegal Acts of Architecture

Vandalism is usually considered a ruthless destruction of property, including spoiling anything beautiful or venerable. Like most forms of defacement or property damage, it usually involves the destruction (removal) or covering up of existing matter, creating what some refer to as an “eyesore.” In some cases, however, the eyesores are the legally created constructs, or the willful neglect of existing property. These are far crasser than anything graffiti or other street works could possibly claim to be. There are other forms of unlawful works of architecture as well, including the squatting and illegal housing that makes up nearly 1/3 of the world’s population. But these things, along with most things in our environment, go unnoticed. This thesis attempts to break people out of this form of complacency, or what Guy Debord refers to as the ‘spectacle.’ This is done through the radical reorientation of the environment that allows people to be reintroduced to their surroundings. This hyper-awareness, created through illegal acts of architecture, will reestablish the authenticity of daily life and critical thought. What makes an “Illegal Act of Architecture” is that it is illegal through its implementation within the city. It is set up without permission or even the acknowledgement of the city. It is a gift to the city, gifted through the sabotage of its immediate surroundings. It lacks permits, and can be seen as a form of vandalism, but does little to no harm and doesn’t diminish its surroundings. These works illegal works of architecture give more to the environment than it takes away.

The part that I documented and edited was his third installation of the Illegal Acts. These were a set of 12 medicine cabinets installed throughout downtown. Medical cabinets are objects typically used in personal/private space within a home. Here they were put into the most public spaces in town. Inside the cabinets a mirror and a toy that corresponded (ironically most of the time) to its surroundings.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008


Sorry for the delay in posting. I have been busy graduating and etc. I am a master now. (i still laugh when i say it to myself)

Latest scheme::
I worked under AWESOME STUDIO (soon to be Jenna Kappelt and my little studio) with the help of Jessica Rivera to participate in Park(ing)Day LA. I made a beach on Traction Street. Here are some of the photos that some one took and sent to me. More to post later.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Friday, July 18, 2008

Future calls!

This is a fantastic blog but will have to write about later.. please check it out!!!

Open the Future!

Thursday, July 3, 2008

installation progressions....

yikes. So here is a combination of what is going to be going on ....
Here is a mechanical dry erase board project that I found that is VERY VERY similar to my project. The guy who made it, Romado12187 has been a big help so far. Mine will just spray glue versus ink. As to spray the glue... I am going to make it as a tangent to this project. This whole thing has made me a bit nervous. I really hope I can pull this off. I also need to buy a blower...

Happy Birthday Internet! (belated)

Supercomputing Online pointed out that yesterday, June 30th was the birthday of the mordern Internet. In the early 1980s, NSF put together NSFNet as a network connecting regional computer networks around the country. The Department of Defense had already created the Arpanet network, which gave birth to many of the tools and techniques used on the modern Internet, but Arpanet traffic was limited to Defense-sponsored research. NSFNet was designed to be open to all users.

The design of NSFNet was awarded to a team made of MCI, IBM, and a computer-networking-technology consortium of Michigan universities called Merit Networks. Their main challenge: the network’s backbone ran at 56k/s, good old dial up modems. Take a moment and remember the sound. communication

Twenty years ago, on the evening of June 30th, a network engineer named Hans-Werner Braun sent that text in an an e-mail message to users of the National Science Foundation’s fledgling NSFNet project. The network’s main lines, or backbone, had been upgraded, he said.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

repost:: mani-pul-ation

This is the proposal for an installation I am making for the Downtown Los Angeles Film Festival . This is exploring some of the points in Level 1 of the steps to Inhaborg. This is also for a class I am taking with MarkDavid Hosale. So by the end of it (or at least August 8th) I will know how to get my little arduino board up and running.

Please keep checking the inhabitable organism blog because that's what's been taking most of my energy. Though, I have more to bring to these pages also.