Entering the Year of the Pig
Recently returned from three weeks in Europe. Gave a presentation at the Sensory Moving Image Archives Symposium in Amsterdam after being overwhelmed by Sonic Acts and travels in France, England, & Scotland, including a one-day conference on Experimental & Expanded Animation in Farnham. The SEMIA presentation built on work from my Signal Culture Toolmaker Residency, already documented in the talk I gave at Cornell University.
Quite fortunate to have received two preservation grants in 2018: an Interbay Cinema Society Lightpress Grant – through which I was able to make high resolution scans of Hojas de Maíz & Renga, as well as stalled works whose completion is now possible – and a Bay Area Video Coalition Preservation Access Program grant, which recovered the nearly-lost Gutterball and some other work yet to be released.
Kenter Canyon Farms
November saw the launch of a completely redesigned and much-expanded site for Kenter Canyon Farms, a Southern California family farm that grows organic lettuces & greens, herbs, and fruits & vegetables. The site, built using Jekyll and ZURB Foundation, overflows with detailed and delicious recipes–believe me, I photographed and tasted them all–alongside a sampling of press from throughout their history and an interactive map showing the locations of the farmers' markets and retail locations where their produce is sold.
September brought the launch of a completely redesigned site for Roan Mills, a farmer/miller/baker/pasta maker based in Southern California. The site, which I built using Jekyll and ZURB Foundation, provides descriptions of each of those four Roan Mills initiatives and presents a full catalog of their product offerings, alongside recipes, press, and a map showing the locations of the farmers' markets where they sell as well as their soon-to-be-open bakery. I had the excellent good fortune to be able to photograph (& taste through) all their products and recipes.