“Popeye is perfect example of a creative person’s brainchild talking over and controlling the actions of its creator.”
Spotted yesterday in Shenzhen.
Just got back from a great two weeks in Vienna.
Always good catching up with Drago Bin Powderly….. fresh in from Berlin and now with 60% more Deutsch!
Mike (of ACC and Destroy and Rebuild fame) also had an opening in Vienna at Innoperable Gallery. How many people get hand written exhibition display tags by All City Crew?!? Huge thanks for all the help.
Aram made the trip over from Berlin as well just in time to help install China Channel, take some great photos and view some real art.
Sydney Ogidan: Exhibition curator (Apocalyptic Colors), father, sticker muscle, gallery installation crew and owner of the Ogidan Inn. Big ups to Sydney for making the show happen and introducing me to bunch of cool people (Roman, Philip, Michael, Johanna, the kids a many others).
International book mule, Lady Fi5e, flew in just in time to save the day.
Had the pleasure of meeting Johannes of monochrom. Track 13 off their new album is amazing.
I also got to know Michael Marcovici’s work while I was in town. He’s the man behind the FREE TIBET sign, 1/6th scale 1 Billion Dollars as well as the book The End of Ebay. All really good stuff.
I just got back from a 10 day trek through Southeast Asia with the wife. Below is a brief a photo recap:
Kung Fu Master, Saigon:
M-F, 9am- 5pm, Phenom Penh:
Killing Fields, Phenom Pen (1.5 million killed between 1975 and 1979):
On the boat to Phenom Penh:
Angkor Wat, Siem Reap:
“If you try and take my guide book I will hit you with this stick”, Siem Reap:
There is still just a tinnnnny bit of “haze” over the city.
World economic downturn = cheaper water jet cut steal plates!
“The most magical dish will definitely challenge your sense organ.”
All Access school represent.
If this is art it should be called Monochrome U.N.:
Chine$e Contemporary Art = Chinese historical figure + US popular culture icon + thinly veiled political reference = Yuan = Yawn:
Together at last:
Translation = ‘Fuck’
quote: “Even we got a laugh out of it.”
Malls are the new museum:
It is currently the vegetarian food festival…. so you know I got my eat on.
Huge thanks to everyone from TCDC for bringing me out and being such wonderful hosts.
I wanted to thank all of the people that have been emailing me with good ideas for things to cut into metal plates, and with offers of access to X-Ray machines. I will be making more updates on the TSA Communication project here and on evan-roth.com in the coming days and weeks.
The comment threads on many of these posts make for interesting reading, thanks to everyone for the great conversations:
– MAKE BLOG comments
– BOING-BOING comments
– GIZMODO comments
Paul, from Network World, has published some of our email conversations related to the project at this URL. Thanks also to his brother (airport security expert) who responded with reactions.
Greetings loyal ni9e blog readers. I thought I might take a quick time out here to mention a couple rather large life events currently taking place on the other side of this server.
First off ( if you haven’t heard) me lady fi5e finally decided to make it legal…. Brooklyn City Hall style.
Second, we decided to move to Hong Kong and will be living here for the next 15 months. Stay tuned for more Hong Kong related blogging, and if you’re living in HK and are down with the ni9e then holler at your boy.
Ok, now back to your regularly scheduled blogging.