I saw this video Dancing Chair on Frida Writes and thought of ken for dance, but also as an exercising medium to get people, who can, use their lower body and build up core muscle strength while freeing hands to hold and get things while moving around, say, one’s apartment. I can see lots of problems with it, right now, because I don’t think anyone could use it without a support person if things go awry, but the notion of hands free operation is very interesting.
It stands for catastrophic university induced stupidity. Usage: “Bill, I got another CUIS situation here.” I came up with the phrase when I was trying to describe the situation most of us have been in, and some of us survived, when just being at a university for the first time causes a temporary (though this could get chronic) leaving of the senses such that ‘acting without thinking’ becomes the only reasonable course of action. Which in turn leads to trouble. Which results in the growing sense of “I don’t know what I was thinking.” taking over. Ken noticed the ubiquity of the term, and the need for its achronymification.
In the eye of Fouhse: “Be careful of what you say when visiting the new exhibition, Without a Passport, at Karsh-Masson Gallery. Kenneth Emig has placed hidden microphones around the two floors of the Byward Market gallery. On the first floor, there is a large satellite dish suspended from one wall. Place your ear close to the dish and you can hear the conversations of people in faraway corners of the gallery.Emig’s work is called Listening. It is frighteningly Orwellian and quite suitable for an exhibition about all the Big Brothers at airports, immigration offices and other venues designed to inhibit the flow of people around the globe in this terrorized, post 9/11 world.”
Ken’s a buddy of 30 years, and a collaborator on various stuff.
Kenny got a new art show…
City of Ottawa - City Services - Culture - Arts
Without a Passport is a cross-border exhibition of the work of six Canadian and American artists, curated by Maureen Korp.
The artists in this exhibition demonstrate how and why being “without a passport” or having the wrong kind of documentation, be it too much or not enough, is unsafe.
Uta Riccius maps three divided cities—Berlin, Nicosia, Jerusalem. Aaron McKenzie Fraser photographs a Canadian customs official. Eugene Rodriguez’s sculpture and painting satirize the imperial arrogance of a state drawing its border lines. Kinga Araya’s sculpture and video and Norman Takeuchi’s installation are personal mementoes of the decisions of state. Behind it all, Kenneth Emig’s sound sculpture transmits surveillance data.
Without a Passport is the second of a projected series of three art exhibits by curator Maureen Korp exploring the contemporary immigrant experience in North America.