Monday, May 31, 2021

Utopia Monster: Initial reports from the VDF2.0 Biohazard Containment Facility

 

As long as I have to work the graveyard shift in this place, you may as well get a tour. Come see the nonrecyclable monstrosity the authorities have wisely quarantined in this isolation tent. Hairnets provided upon request.

Monday, May 17, 2021

Utopia Monster, Eco-Angst, PONY X, Virgil Del Fuego...

 Virtual Del Fuego 2.0 is happening at the end of this month: May 28-31, 2021. Some of the things that I am doing:

- exploring my inner drag king

- building and burning a semi-pony effigy thing

- making a secret metal sculpture to hide inside the thing we are going to burn

I've also been making a ridiculous twisted plastic thing... the Utopia Monster... which i envision housing in a biohazard containment tent during the event. There will be tours, and opportunities to leave your own messages (PAPER OR PLASTIC?), and hopefully a discussion about our various eco-anxieties, hopes, furies, ideas and suggestions...? If not, it may just be me ranting on-camera by myself. That, too, is cathartic.



virtual.playadelfuego.org is where events will unfold!

Saturday, May 1, 2021

Bxiie goes on about something

On Wednesday, May 5, I (which is to say, me, Bxiie) will be giving an online presentation about my art practice and specifically about the design and installation of Isolation, a large piece that I produced last year and installed in Jamestown, Rhode Island.  The arts group that arranged last year's show (Jamestown Arts Center) has asked me to speak.  I will discuss my work for about 30 minutes and then answer questions for about 30 minutes.  The stream starts at 7:30 pm east-coast time.

If you are interested, you should RSVP in advance.


Sunday, March 28, 2021

VDF 2.0

Virtual del Fuego 2.0

Memorial Day Weekend 2021
Fri. May 28, 2021 6pm eastern - Mon. May 31, 2021 3pm eastern

Monday, March 1, 2021

Daniel the Dark, First of His Name, Liege-Lord of the Weirdlands...

What's everyone else been doing while sheltering-in-place? We might have watched a few episodes of "Knightfall"... and then a lot of other TV while not looking at the screen the whole time.

Dan also created a device for winding steel wire into a spiral so he could then snip it into identical links. This chainmail coif is composed of approximately 5,500 links, made from ~ 450 feet of wire.

handsome man in chainmail coif

Dan X Herr