fri 29 oct 2010 03:06:52 witte de withstraat
you and spike lee
i was just thinking how it must have felt in 1979 to be told 'you and spike lee are the only two students in this class with any chance of making it'. and how it feels now, like 31 years later, to have been told that.
also i've been thinking about all the interesting anecdotes from budd hopkins' 2004 lecture i found on stagevu, the weird things that happen to people, and how they could easily fit as deus ex machina (or just unexplained irrelevances) in life stories. three family members rush into their living room simultaneously, all three are bleeding from their right nostril and they're scared to death. or the guy who 'wakes up' standing in his pyjamas in his back yard, and both the back door and front door are locked, and he doesn't know how he got there. he bangs on the front door and his wife comes down to let him in, and he bursts into tears cuz he's suddenly realized this shit (which has happened to him before but he kinda supressed it) is really real. and yet it can't exactly be 'real' in the trad sense.
i'm slowly starting to work on theories of how to organize my studio space, like how to make it multi-purpose and yet not a junk room.
this evening i went to club 8 to find daniel and erin who were playing pool. they were hungry so we went to the nachtwacht. then as i was taking the tram home jon got on, so i went to sit with him downstairs for a while talking about things. now i'm going to eat a few small carrots ... and watch a spike lee movie.