Saturday, October 4, 2014

I do not like them with a goat.

Dear Sam I Am,

Attending an artist's lecture a few days ago, I determined that I wanted to remind us all to do something, or rather, not to do something- not to say "I am."  I hear a lot of this "I am blankety-blank" all over the place, not just in The Arts.  This is what we all want to hear:  I love, I like, I do. 

I would like you to try roller skating, not because I am a roller skater; but because I like to roller skate.  I love it, even, and I know you will too.  Yes, it is a little tricky and you might fall.  But this is what makes it all so compelling- trying not to fall will keep your sometimes bossy and annoying mind completely occupied, and the rest of your corpuscles will be thrilled! 

Still, some of you will resist, some of you will say "I am a person who does not roller skate."  I applaud your strength of will.

Resisters, please enjoy this short video:

ANATOMY OF... The Insane Legs (2013, Neue Massenproduktion) from Neue Massenproduktion on Vimeo.

Likers, lovers, doers, and even dreamers, sample some, or all, of this longer video.

NUMBERS (2013, Neue Massenproduktion) from Neue Massenproduktion on Vimeo.

Both of these fine films are skated and made by the Infamous Skating Couple.