SEEMEN
 

SHARK CAGE FROM CHICAGO SHOW

Here's what SEEMEN are up to these day

7/28/04
Go see a movie!!
going to the polls is as easy as going to the multiplex
ask Michael Moore
http://michaelmoore.com/index_main.php




GREAT PICS OF  FALL 2003 SHEW
http://www.freewisdom.org/gallery/2003-10-24-seemen




6/25/04
Saturday July 3rd, 2004
 with the Butthole Surfers' INDUSTRIAL BAND THE JACK OFFICERS and the Austin texas robotics group and a bunch of other acts!!

 at
 357 Blue Star Arts Complex
 San Antone, Tx.
 yee hawww!!!!!



see full press release:
http://www.seemen.org/booking.html



6/8/04
YAY!
President Reagan finally died!
He helped kill my brother Andrew by never speaking the word AIDS or addressing the issue until like 7 years into the crisis, what a BIGOT. It was always rumored his ballet dancing son was gay, they hated each other, as did all of his children, so that must have had something to do with it.
He was senile when he took office, and a blundering fool, kept in the dark by his fiendish handlers and was in an even DARKER black hole of darkness and senility when he left office.
here's what that pariah did while he was in office:

http://www.prospect.org/web/page.ww?section=root&name=ViewWeb&articleId=7817
Reagan enhanced the role of the Republican Party as the primary vehicle for the sale of influence to corporate decision-makers eager to undermine the national government, the only institution powerful enough to confront global commercial interests seeking to evade environmental, labor, and other standards of conduct. By evicerating public authority, bankrupting the public treasury, and projecting a sunny personality to deflect the critical evaluation of his actual job performance, Bush continues the tradition Reagan began.



6/4/04

Well what happened?
did shows at the coachella music festival, http://www.coachella.com/main.html it was ok, too hot 106degrees, the promoters treated all of the artists like shit, i did see some really good bands, at least.
did a fundraiser for my friends' new warehouse,
 helped the BIKE RODEO with one of their shows
hanging out with KRISTA a lot.
my computer crashed and i lost everything, i mean everything, the book i was half finished with, 7 years of notes, press, letters, proposals, the whole foundation. I can't even imagine starting over.
my new(used) digital camera crashed
My leg got infected bad, i have been in and out of the hospital for 3 days, finally went to emergency and got hooked up to an IV, it seems better, but still hurts.
i lost my glasses,
here come the medical bills.


5/27/04
A very absurd breach of civil rights, and attempt to stifle art, an attack on artistic freedom. sheer ignorance and a Colossal waste of money.
Please help if you can, becuase, well, we are probably next.
http://www.caedefensefund.org/


4/14/04
we now have a tribe!!
thanx karen,
sign yerself up and get BUSY!!!

http://www.tribe.net/tribe/servlet/template/pub,TribeCard.vm/tribeName/seemen


3/27/04

I am working on a bunch of stuff these days,
cleaning out the warehouse, incredible 9 years of junk and dirt, i have run out of space and filled this place up. .Sadly cannabalising some old machines and robots for space, building shelves, throwing out stuff.

Working really hard on endless political activism stuff, specifically art shows this SEPTEMEBER 11, 2004 until at least Noverber 2, 2004 the day of the presidential election, it is going good and i am trying to get everyone to do art about the election and free speach and funding for the arts and a whole host of other issues. more on that later. This is a no-brainer and every artist is responsible to speak out, this is not the time to be meek or silent!


and
i am starting to write a how-to book on kinetic art and robotics, my style.
i have been told it takes 2-4 years to write and publish something, i may just self publish a simpler manual first,

we'll see won't we.


anybody checked
GET YOUR WAR ON
lately?
http://www.mnftiu.cc/mnftiu.cc/war.html




3/21/04

lots of new videos!


3/16/04


here is an amazing article on fear, terror,
and real cuases of death and what you should realy be afraid of:
A RUN ON TERROR
The rising cost of fear itself
Posted on Thursday, March 4, 2004. Originally from Harper's
Magazine, March 2004. By Luke Mitchell.
http://www.harpers.org/ARunOnTerror.html


2/10/04

I am in
an Art Fair
The Armory Show, New York, N.Y.  March 11 - 15 2004 , go see my small machine, it is in the JACK HANLEY BOOTH!


yee HAW! Shit, this is where MARCEL DUCHAMP  got famous!!!



2/24/04

umm, hey! i am in a show in Lucerne Switzerland.

the show is entitled "minifesto", it is opening next week in the city of lucerne.
in the kuntspanorama which is run
by stephan witmer
my small walking machine is there, it delivers drinks like a good robot.



2/19/03
Damn, Sarah Jacobson is dead

Hackett benefit went swell
http://www.madagascarinstitute.com/
http://www.monkeyview.net/id/4/shows/hackett_benefit/index.vhtml

Jack show rocked
http://www.monkeyview.net/kal@seemen.org/jack/index.vhtml

ODEON Show was good!

i don't know when i first met sarah,
she just appeared on my map in sf in the early 90's
we always gabbed and made time for each other,
both of us being notorious drunks,
we musta seen something alike in each other,
then one day she was moving away,
i was bummed, but, so many pass thru sf,
we kept in touch and we wouild hang out EVERY time i
went to nyc,
3 times in the past year alone,
she so wanted to come back to SF and see the old gang,
she said it every time.

i stayed with sarah for a week in nyc this past fall on one
of my trips there for a show, she was so rad, putting up
with me in her cramped apt. talking about being
underground underapreicated artists, the endless
struggle, tryin to figure out how to help each other, up
late every night yakkin about the old days, old friends,
both of us teaching now, both of us tryin to be more
sober...
she was such an inspiration,
really at peace with herself now
tho i am stoked i knew the WILD-ASS sarah too. she was
so damn punk rock!

we worked very much the same, bookin our own gigs, at
any expense, we were trading zen quotes and inspiration
stuff the last night i stayed with her,
i read her this one,
A CLARITY HAPPENS WHEN YOU REALIZE THE ART
DOESN'T CAUSE THE SUFFERING, IT GOES HAND IN HAND
WITH IT, THE ART NECCESSITATES THE SUFFERING
TO BE WILLING TO SUFFER FOR YOUR ART IS ONE THING,
BUT TO REALIZE THE CREATION NECESSITATES MY
SUFFERING, IT GETS MYSTICAL, SOLVES THE PROBLEM OF
EVIL.
,
and she asked me to re-read it a 2nd time,
she paused
and says
in a whisper
fuck yeah kal


she was always coming to my shows, so positive
a couple of times this last fall despite being in pain.
shit i didn't even know she was sick with cancer.
what an amazing women, going on and on about my
work and how it was the most amazing experience for
her to operate one of my machines,
the world is a little dimmer now.
i am so sad.....

i now have someone to remember as i try and keep
making art that is important,
an inspiration to channel thru
hence she may live on by her inspiring me and my work
love to you sarah
more on Sarah:
http://www.sarahjacobson.com/
http://www.indiewire.com/rememberingsarah/
http://amazingforums.com/forum2/SARAHJACOB/
http://www.indiewire.com/people/people_040218sarah.html
http://www.theavclub.com/avclub3316/bonusfeature23316.html
http://www.kulture-void.com/ecg/jacobson.html

Sat, Feb. 14

the big 5th anual SEEMEN VD DAY SHOW
at the Odeon here in SF
A LIVE PERFORMANCE
With THE BIG MACHINES and ROBOTS
by
SEEMEN
At the
ODEON BAR
Saturday
February 14, 2004
$6.00 admission         10pm-2am

3223 Mission Street @ Valencia
San Francisco, California

AND! A SUPER LOVELY SEXY VD DAY PERFORMANCE with SPARKLEMOTION!

audiences are encouraged to Interact and operate their machines and robots. You get to run a machine that can kill you. IT'S FUN!
!!!ATTEND AT YOUR OWN RISK!!!
Neither SEEMEN nor any of it's members shall be held responsible or liable for any LOSS, DAMAGE, OR INJURY arising from any activity organized, sponsored or promoted by SEEMEN or the presenting organization anywhere in the universe, forever. NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR GROSS NEGLIGENCE AND ENDANGERMENT TO YOUR SAFETY!
!!!ATTEND AT YOUR OWN RISK!!!




Friday feb. 13
Party/fundraiser for Chris hackett and madagascar Institute at SOMARTS  in SF
I am running a piece and showin videos and who knows what else!





1/21/03
i have an art show coming up:
Kal Spelletich

Machines, Robots and Videos

OPENING FRIDAY NIGHT FEB. 6, 6-8 PM
with
BEER-DJ RAGI DA LAWYER-DANGER
FREE!
the show lasts from:
February 6 – February 28, 2004
AT:
Jack Hanley Gallery 395 Valencia Street @15th Street 
San Francisco, CA 415.522.1623

http://www.jackhanley.com
these pieces are based on interactivity and audience participation. Most  are prototypes for 20’-40’ tall public sculptures.

Some of the pieces in this exhibition are about:
The Fourth Dimension
Sound
15, 000 Volt Kisses
Whirling Dervishes
Alchemy
Time Travel
Polygraph Tests
Valentines day
Love
Sex
Machine Sex
Robots that respond to your emotions and Bio-morphic Inputs
Machines With Emotions




1/5/03

A short documenterary on the SEEMEN is playing at this film festival in Park City, UTAH.

It will be playing twice.
1/17 3.30pm
and 1/20 also at 3.30 at the address below.

http://www.freedomcinemafestival.com/


and at this here INDY film festival in SF
3 SCREENINGS
http://www.sfindie.com/

Frday 2/6/04 -5PM Roxie
Sat. 2/7 -12 PM Women's Building
Sat. 2/14 -2:30 PM Oakland Metro -2nd & Broadway



12/19/03
helped a lot with Bill Daniels' installation down at the center for the Arts, it looks great and Bill rocks!!
A NOAH'S ARK!! it is up for a few weeks
http://laughingsquid.org/squidlist/calendar/?event=5642&day=18&month=12&year=2003
if you have a San Francisco Library card you CAN GET IN FOR FREE THERE,  anytime, SOME sorta deal with the library, but they don't advertise it cuz they are, ahh, weird shall we say.

12/9/03
election day here in SF, a fantastic friend, MATT GONZALEZ is running against a corpeorate swine,
and Matt is in the green party and a very humane artist truly representing the people in my community, we shall see how we do against the DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEE, BILL CLINTON, AL GORE, jessee jackson??!!  A WAR CHEST
of millions, and being outspent 11 to 1,
this is such a noble beqautiful fight, win or lose it has been a great slap in the face of the REPUBLICRATS!

and, my class at SF State is finishing up and our student show is there this thurs the 11th, 12-3 pm in the ART BUILDING on campus, c'mon by and see the machines and robots!!



Sunday Nov. 16, '03

helped with two fundraisers sunday,
1st
San Francisco Liberation Radio had all of their equipment ripped off by the feds, tho the airwaves are public property, somehow the FEDS they are threatened by a tiny micro station,
i ran a couple of machines on the street (hugging machine and a apir of monster snappy jaws you talked to and the jaws snapped back) in front of SPANGANGA as they had a garage sale, it was a blast,

AND 2nd:
had my second  MATT GONZALEZ mayoral fundraiser gig at my place!
it was a blast and a LOT got achieved, thanx to my chefs and all those who helped, you know who you are!




11/8/03
Helped Chicken John with his fundraiser to get his warehouse legal last night, it was a blast., 
Helping/volunteering with the Matt Gonzalez Mayoral Race here in SF, a lot, it is really exciting someone GREEN  and cool may get elected to our devestated city!

And have been teaching Robotics and Electronics all semester at SF State, which is a blast and Very rewarding, and  working on THE GYROSCOPE,  gave a speach on building housing/communities/workspaces as the buildingblocks to the SF Housing Commission (it takes 10,000 artists touiling away to get the one in the Museum of Modern Art and there is no reason the city needs to fight these 9,999 who are just as good and just as valid), hangin with my sis who is very sick, and may collaborate with Chris Johanson again, and Bill Daniels and Craig Balwin's film, may look for another teaching gig,
Trying to get my documentation together froms years gone by
and
another  FULL show here in the city IN A COUPLE OF WEEKS! THINKIN Sat. Nov. 22, '03


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10/24/03
pics. from shew
http://www.goodcindy.com/gallery/view_album.php?set_albumName=seemen&page=1

http://www.freewisdom.org/gallery/2003-10-24-seemen






Date: Fri Sep 12, 2003

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Johnny Cash (news), a towering musical figure whose rough, unsteady voice championed the downtrodden and reached across generations with songs like "Ring of Fire," "I Walk the Line" and "Folsom Prison Blues," died Friday. He was 71.
Cash, known as "The Man in Black," died at 3 a.m. EDT in Baptist Hospital of complications from diabetes that resulted in respiratory failure, said his manager, Lou Robin.
In his songs, Cash crafted a persona as a dignified, resilient voice for the common man — but there was always a dark edge.
One of the most haunting couplets in popular music comes from "Folsom Prison Blues," which went to No. 4 on the country charts in 1956: "I shot a man in Reno, just to watch him die."
His deeply lined face fit well with his voice, which was limited in range but used to great effect to sing about prisoners, heartaches and tales of everyday life.

As news of his death spread, other musicians praised Cash for his independent, rebellious streak that made him a powerful influence in country, rock, folk and gospel music.
Cash had been released from the hospital Wednesday after a two-week stay for treatment of an unspecified stomach ailment. The illness caused him to miss last month's MTV awards, where his "Hurt" — a cover of the Nine Inch Nails song — won for cinematography.
He had battled a disease of the nervous system, autonomic neuropathy, and pneumonia in recent years. His second wife, singer June Carter Cash, who co-wrote Cash's hit "Ring of Fire," died in May.


"I know that the angels will sing today and heaven is a better place with the addition of Johnny Cash," said country singer George Jones, a longtime Cash friend. "I'm sure he is happier now that he is with his beloved June."
Singer Dolly Parton said, "Johnny Cash has only passed into the greater light. He will never, ever die. He will only become more important in this industry as time goes by."
Cash wrote much of his own material and was among the first to record the hippy songs of Bob Dylan and Kris Kristofferson.
Cash said in his self-titled 1997 autobiography that he tried to speak for "voices that were ignored or even suppressed in the entertainment media, not to mention the political and educational establishments."
His career spanned generations, with each finding something of value in his simple records, many of which used his trademark rockabilly rhythm.
Cash was a peer of Elvis Presley when he began recording in Memphis in the 1950s, and he scored hits like "Cry! Cry! Cry!" during that era. He had a longtime friendship and recorded with Dylan, who has cited Cash as a major influence.
June Carter Cash, who partnered with him in hits such as "Jackson," and daughter Rosanne Cash also were successful singers.
The late 1960s and '70s were Cash's peak commercial years, and he was host of his own ABC variety show from 1969-71. In later years, he was part of the Highwayman supergroup with Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson and Kristofferson.
In the 1990s, Cash found a new artistic life recording with rock-rap producer Rick Rubin on the label American Recordings. He was back on the charts in 2002 with the album "American IV: The Man Comes Around."
In his 1971 hit "Man in Black," Cash said his black clothing symbolized the world's downtrodden people. Cash had been "The Man in Black" since he joined the Grand Ole Opry at age 25.
"Everybody was wearing rhinestones, all those sparkle clothes and cowboy boots," he said in 1986. "I decided to wear a black shirt and pants and see if I could get by with it. I did and I've worn black clothes ever since."

John R. Cash was born Feb. 26, 1932, in Kingsland, Ark., one of seven children. When he was 12, his 14-year-old brother and hero, Jack, died after an accident while sawing oak trees into fence posts. The tragedy had a lasting impact on Cash, and he later pointed to it as a possible reason his music was frequently melancholy.
He worked as a custodian and enlisted in the Air Force, learning guitar while stationed in Germany, before launching his music career after his 1954 discharge.
"All through the Air Force, I was so lonely for those three years," Cash told The Associated Press during a 1996 interview. "If I couldn't have sung all those old country songs, I don't think I could have made it."

Cash launched his career in Memphis, performing on radio station KWEM. He auditioned with Sun Records, ultimately recording the single "Hey Porter," which became a hit.
Sun Records also launched the careers of Presley, Roy Orbison, Jerry Lee Lewis and others.
Cash recorded theme albums celebrating the railroads and the Old West, and decrying the mistreatment of American Indians. Two of his most popular albums were recorded live at prisons. Along the way he notched 14 No. 1 country music hits.

Because of Cash's frequent performances in prisons and his rowdy lifestyle early in his career, many people wrongly thought he had served prison time. He never did, though he battled addiction to pills on and off and received a suspended jail sentence in 1965 on a misdemeanor narcotics charge in Texas.
He blamed fame for his vulnerability to drug addiction.
"When I was a kid, I always knew I'd sing on the radio someday. I never thought about fame until it started happening to me," he said in 1988. "Then it was hard to handle. That's why I turned to pills."
He credited June Carter Cash, whom he married in 1968, with helping him stay off drugs, though he had several relapses over the years and was treated at the Betty Ford Center in California in 1984. Together, June Carter and Cash had one child, John Carter Cash. He is a musician and producer.
Singer Rosanne Cash is Johnny Cash's daughter from his first marriage, to Vivian Liberto. Their other three children were Kathleen, Cindy and Tara. They divorced in 1966.

In March 1998, Cash made headlines when his California-based record company, American Recordings, took out an advertisement in the music trade magazine Billboard, celebrating Cash's 1998 Grammy for best country album for "Unchained."
The ad showed a young, enraged-looking Cash making an obscene gesture to sarcastically illustrate his thanks to country radio stations and "the country music establishment in Nashville," which he felt had unfairly cast him aside. Jennings, a close friend, once said of Cash: "He's been like a brother to me. He's one of the greatest people in the world."

Cash once credited his mother, Carrie Rivers Cash, with encouraging him to pursue a singing career.
"My mother told me to keep on singing, and that kept me working through the cotton fields. She said God has his hand on you. You'll be singing for the world someday." Cash lived in Hendersonville, Tenn., just outside of Nashville. He also had a home in Jamaica.


9/4/03

The show at BLASTHAUS
http://www.blasthaus.com/
 was fantastic, it was killer seeing Christian Ristow and being in a show with him again after all of these years,
There was a line down the block most of the night to get in, I ran the MONKEY ON YOUR BACK all night, with a LOT of help from the spectacular JONATHAN FOOTE!
He rocked and did all of the hacking for the piece and the interface boards, he has allowed my work to go way off into the stratosphere technically.
I gave away a shitload of beer and people mastered the interfaces of the monkey superbly well, what a blast,
Support this gallery, the only one dedicated to art and technology and taking risks with intense machine art. The show is up until Oct. 4 2003.
Yeah.



Just got off the phone for like the 30th time with some bozos representing the DISCOVERY CHANNEL http://www.discovery.com/
What idiots,
They called and called and came over and interviewed and went to my shows and on and on and ate up a ton of time and wanted to do do a special on me but, but, but,  we can’t shoot the actual work because of liability, then I said gimmee a camera and we will do it, but they were still scared, so I said to use some footage we already have, still scared, then I suggested I shoot it myself with my own camera, I would borrow one somewhere, but they are run by lawyers.
The entire time thry were terrified and scared and confused,
Which is excellent,
That is the job of art to do,
Actually quite easy to do to a bunch of corporate yuppies,
Until they finally talked themselves out of it,
Truly pathetic people, mealy mouthed scardy cats, worried about what the rube at the next tier up is going to say,
These clowns couldn’t videotape a kitten playing with a ball of yarn without 40 meetings, written proposals and 40 people scamming a salary from it,  but nothing for the kitty, no way, that would be a “conflict of interest”
bureaucracy at its worse. The weird thing is all of these leaches are on payroll eating up my time while I am not getting a cent,  it reminds me of when I used to have Lollapalooza stalking me year after year eating up my time for proposals and budgets, but never coming thru or paying.
Scum
I feel all dirty,
Thank god I saw THE SEX PISTOLS LAST NIGHT!
http://www.sex-pistols.net/main.html
What a fantastic show,
With kids of all ages enjoying ANARCHY


8/26/03
pics from BLASTHAUS show last week
http://karenmarcelo.org/rx/
http://laughingsquid.org/pix/2003_08/art_of_machines/

a great article about the buffoon trying to cynicaly steal the california governernorship:
http://www.thenation.com/doc.mhtml?i=20030901&s=scheer0826

Nice observation by Maribeth Back:
http://xenia.media.mit.edu/~mbb/

O v e r v i e w :

Machines are, in theory, designed to be efficient, convenient, non-intrusive. They blend into our environments seamlessly as non-threatening and often aesthetically pleasing tools. Machines are everywhere: a ubiquitous part of the enhanced environment. Some are autonomous, while others are tightly coupled with the human body: prosthetics, communication devices, even jewelry. This gentle encroachment, combined with ongoing research toward machine sentience, forces us to consider machines outside the context of mere tools. They are part of our social, emotional, artistic, and even spiritual context.

California has been ground zero for extreme machine art and robot performance. The combination of Silicon Valley and Hollywood, plus a technically skilled volunteer pool, plus decommissioned military bases and piles of discarded equipment, has created a fertile breeding ground for a virulent mechanical 'arts and crafts' scene with a hacker ethic. Emerging technologies such as augmented reality, increasingly versatile and robust sensors and actuators, computer vision, artificial life, and virtual reality are appropriated and subverted by these artists in order to experiment with alternative scenarios for extreme human-machine interaction.


6/23/03-7/21/03
back from nyc, for the 3rd time these past 8 months, kinda gettin over it there,
the show went well, i was surrounded by cameras and people the whole time, kinda felt like i was in a fishbowl.

the MONKEY ON YOUR BACK was a big hit, i was in a big group show, the first couple of hours with the public demonstrating it was a bit taxing, really straight white people, mid-to upper class, hmmm, then i started to feel more subversive and turning all of these unsuspecting people onto my weird work, you could tell, it just kinda tweaked some people, it got to be really fun, but tiring, i kept thinking of duchamp at a paris science exposition, it was in like the 1930's, trying to market his optical illusion invention, later in the day more hipsters and freaks started showing up.

 the other pieces were, well, ok, lots of
people just starting out in the field of robotics/kinetic art, which was evident by their work, the usual "sound/music"
pieces and drawing machines, very Tinguelyesque/1950's-60's, that's the kind of work you do when you are
 starting out, but gadz, these horrible "music" pieces were blaring through the space for 4 days, the same
monotonous sounds over
and over, it was torture,
 it made me pretty loopy. i started to make a game out of it, trying to develop their melodies, adding my own
dynamics and refrains,,,,,,,,,,,,, ghees, well, those folks are in the kindergarden of the field, kinda like when you
 start painting and you go to abstract expressionism at the beginning. Who knows where it will take them!
hopefully beyond that scene, that is the price of being in a group show,

Ryan checked out the show before it opened and was helping me and looked at everything and said "everyone
else is coming from computers and are now building robots, YOU are coming from robots and are now incorporating
computers!"
it makes a big difference in the work, i had the only piece that can reach out and grab you, give you a visceral
experience. kind of a shame as i was hoping for a dash of inspiration,

funny, everyone was so WELL, AHH, RESERVED and TAME! This is what happens when you work on cars
before you even have a licsense and your dad has a construction company AND YOU CAN BUILD A HOUSE
 FROM HEAD TO TOE BY THE TIME YOU ARE SIXTEEN, and the word art is never EVER spoken at your
dinner table, more like
talk of demolition derbies.

the space couldn't figure out what kind of compressor to rent, it was hilarious, so i go to the tool rental place and good
 'ole boy the NY construction dudes there, they were gonna rent us a giant tow behind for like 6 jack-hammers at once!
 i got the show people to buy their own compressor for a fraction of the rental price/headaches of running this giant thing
and feeding it diesel all week and figuring out the airline breakdown from a jack-hammer line in those botique hardware
stores in ny!
then i spent a whole day fixing the other air power pieces at the show, i really don't think they could have gotten their
pieces running, i don't know what they were expecting or thought! weird.
i was so happy with the monkey tho, i had never run it in public, so when the first few people who wore it/operated
 it my heart was in my throat!
really.

no injuries, a woman came back the 2nd day and showed me this bruise on her shoulder and was snipping at me but
she was just pranking me and bruised herself the same day, i had a lot of people came back a 2nd time, really
supportive,
peeps came by who have been to my shows all over the states for years, remember that show in Cleveland in 1998?
they would say,
 i would usually remember. weren't you in Austin in 1996?
yes.

a woman came by and said she was reviewing the show for (artforum i think she said) and wanted to ask the same
4 questions i had been asked 4000 times already and i pointed to my statement/description on the wall and said all
of the info is there, she sniffed, her nose went in the air and she huffed off, that was funny and made me chuckle the
 rest of the trip!

BRIDGET WHALEN saved my ass and showed up every day with coffee and snacks and support and i couldn't
have done it without her, fer sure! i do adore her. i am so lucky, what an angel.

one of the best comments was by this guy who came by a couple of times and how he liked my scene/work station
with my tools and stuff all over and chairs and food and people and how i was lending out tools to everyone, that was the best art for him.

i hung out with lots of the usual NYC possee, sarah, Ryan, carlo, NELSON and HEATHER, and a few newbies.
 nyc is kind of sad, such a shell of its former self, SOHO is like one giant lipstick emporium, chelsea is one giant
 mall for shit to hang over your couch in your fake loft, or you live in a cave, perched on a concrete hill, millions of cave dwellers!! that is what i like about san francisco so much-
there is no
 art market here, the MOMA here is a joke, no one shows in galleries so you make art in a different way! people
go to NY or LA to make it, you would be a fool to come to SF to make it, hence the art here is so much better and
 honest and less corrupt,
poor dears  out there.
evry single thing is about money in NY, there are no more homeless there, tons of yuppies, so weird, all about
"making it" and conformity and trends, it is sad to see something as special and spiritual as art reduced to a commodity.
 Only NY could do that to something so fine.

meanwhile i can't wait to show the MonKEYonYOUr baCK here in SF along with the FLIGHT SIMULATOR which
 is really truly done now, and am working on a gyroscope and hopefuly i will get the teaching gig at SF State this fall
which is the best "job" i have ever had, ever.

love,
kal
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6/23/03
YAY!
MONKEY ON MY BACK PHOTOS!!

http://www.monkeyview.net/id/3/2003/kal/index.vhtml
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6/2/03

This is just how pathetic our country has become,
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/chronicle/archive/2003/05/26/MN227953.DTL&type=news
they are arresting my friends.
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5/18/03
ran the ring of fire at jay's friends party last nite, it was insanely intense in this tiny basement  room,,,,,,,,,
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 5/13/03
Our Friend Rhonda passd away this week,
she OD'd, from heroin,
May her wild-ass crazy beautiful soul rest in peace.
What an amazing woman she was, she lived in detroit and made our visit there a couple of years back absolutely spectacular,
who ever the fuck is pushing that shit on our people needs to be stopped.
It is sucking the soul out of the people, it is impossibly addictive, and we lose friends, colleages and loved ones every year, wether they die or not, we lose them once they are on that shit, or any white powder, They are rendered useless, please, please, if you know of this stuff in your scene SPEAK OUT!
If you don't who will??
The government will only incarcerate and exaccerbate the problem.

and,
my oldest sister was diagnosed with a relapse of cancer, in a really bad way, life is so overwhelming sometimes, it is hard to comprehend....

NYC 5/03

Talk at columbia went real well, smart peeps there, very good question/answer session.
The show was ok, weird crowd, these 2 tweaker women ran the walker.

The space was good, but real off vibe, they were in it fer the bux.
So kinda lame people there running the space.

Good crowd, they all left immediately after my demo, i felt for the other acts.

Madagascar institute were cool, and helped me a lot, lent me a bicycle while i was there
NELSON and Heather were super and put me up the whole week
See:
http://www.chaircut.com/

Later in the week I was at this cool party, really fun and drunk and rowdy, i start askin people what is going on in NYC/brooklyn, they are all laughing at the gallery/museum scene, hatin it , yeah, right on i am thinkin, so i keep prodding them for what cool have they seen lateley, What is up with NYC??
 Finally this guy starts describing a show he saw on the street a couple of years ago in williamsburg, MY show from like 1999 !!! I did there just before williamsburg became really lame and yuppie!
So, what is goin on in NYC?
SF! ah well.

After my show this woman comes up, as usual, for the millionth time someone asks how to make one of my pieces, i tell her jokingly, to take my class, then that it is alchemy and you need to study it for years and years, she gets grumpy,,,,, then to learn how to make it herself cuz it is the journey not the prize, the learning process is part of the art! It is like inventing something... she doesn't get it, they never ever do, everyone wants a quick fix. An easy out, no one wants to do the hard work. They want me to do it and they want to use my labor.
She says Burning Man has given her a $4,000.00 grant to build an EKG like i just demonstrated and she wants me to tell how to do it!
Well, gimmee the 4K and i will make it for you i said.
I rekon she left pissed.
Good.
Art is hard and should be.

all in all the people at office ops sucked and didn't know what they were doing and put a damper on the show, oh well, next time.


Machine Demo
Friday May 9
at
OfficeOps
57 Thames St.,
2nd Floor,
Brooklyn, NY

I am bringing from San Francisco a walking machine that walks when you talk to it (voice activated) with an onboard pyro unit(fire 2-6') that is triggered with each heartbeat (an EKG).
I am going to demo it and let people operate it on Fri. May 9 at a party/event. There are a bunch of other really cool NYC acts there too!!

http://www.officeops.org/
Info@officeops.org
718.418.2509

more info and directions: http://www.seemen.org/booking.html


last night my friend Timothy North passed away,
he was such a gem, a fantastic artist, a pinnacle in The San Francisco Industrial art scene, wherever he went,
he is adored by many, myself included,
he left us because of cancer,
i am so tired of my friends and family getting cancer,
he had no insureance and never reallty went to doctors his whole life, he was in his mid-40's,
his work had such a profound affect on me,
shit,
we all need to help take care of each other,
we are our only safety nets,
fuck,
i can't really think straight right now.
here is a lttle tiny bit about tim, his life and his work
http://www.hoverdrum.com/


4/18/03

ok,
lots going on!
monkey on yerback macHine is coming along nicely

maybe a couple of gigs in Austin Tx. in June,

off to NYC next week for a talk and demo of the walker triggered by an EKG and voice activator!

AND another NYC gig in July
see: http://artbots.org/2003/
where i am going to premiere the MONKEYONYERBACK.

WENT TO PEDRO'S HUT IN THE MENDOCINO WOODS, I LUV IT UP THERE.
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4/15/03

just back from the LA shows.
Man, i am beat, everything went great. Pretty amazing. Heres a couple of pics.,  hopefully many more to come

http://lemonodor.com/archives/000393.html#000393

and
a FUNNY article from The one and only LA WEELKY
http://www.laweekly.com/ink/03/22/live-bemis.php
the 3rd article down
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4/3/03
upcoming LA show 4/11-12/03
http://www.seemen.org/booking.html
Contrary to some reports I am not exhibiting at the robot wars show in SF on 4/11/03
I am exhibiting in LA. That weekend.
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3/27/03
The Timothy North http://www.hoverdrum.com/  benefit went incredibly well! We got him lots of support and everyone from the scene showed up and contributed in a myriad of ways. It was FANTASTIC to see a small community gather around to help a friend in dire need seings how there is no safety net for broke artists with cancer who do not have insureance (most of my friends and myself included).
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OK, time for boycotting BIG businesses,  McDonalds, any chain store, locally owned or not, they are SATAN
See   http://adbusters.org they have tons of information, Boycotts work, you hit them where the only thing that counts for them., , their wallets, and see: http://www.theyrule.net/
 If the Corporations are getting corrupt politicians elected then we need to stop them.
McDonald's, the Niketowns and Hollywood cinemas. No more Disneyland.Turn off Fox, CNN and MTV. We shut down Esso and Texaco, Gap and Starbucks. Anything Mono-culture.
One person does make a difference.
LET THE TRADE WARS BEGIN!!
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3/24/03
I am so proud of Michael Moore, and his film and his oscar and his acceptance speech, what a great American hero.
All of the other actors, who are acting be reminded, cow-towed to their agents so as to not offend anyone or risk their raking in more millions for their play-acting.whttp://michaelmoore.com/

The smug self righteous bastards at the Academy Awards who booed Michael Moore for his anti-corporate war message at tonight's ceremony should be at least boycotted. All this while people are getting their eyes popped out on the corners by the LAPD? What a bunch of self congratulatory whining subhumans these actors are. Their message to the world is America doesn't care about your suffering. We only care about our shitty golden statue. I wish they could all live in Baghdad. It makes me sick to be an American.
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3/23/03
WELL I HAVE BEEN ON THE STREETS ALL WEEK HERE, IT HAS BEEN MUCH THE SAME, MAYHEM, WITH NO COVERAGE IN THE MEDIA, COVERING UP THAT THIS CITY HAS BEEN UPSIDE DOWN WITH PROTESTS, IT IS INSPIRATIONAL, THAT PEOPLE HAVE THE GUTS TO PUT THEIRT ASSES ON THE LINE, TO RISK BEING ARRESTED, BEATEN, MACED AND JAILED, NOT JUST RISK THIS BUT TO HAVE THIS ACTUALLY HAPPEN TO THEM TO TAKE A STAND AGAINST THIS CORPORATE VIOLENCE.
SO I WAS ARRESTED AGAIN, a 2nd time illegally, they are targeting certain people, THIS TIME WITH RUDY RUCKER AND SLUG, IT WAS REALLLY LAME THIS TIME, WE WERE IN A MARCH, AND THEY SURROUNDED US, DIDN'T ALERT ANYONE DISPERSE, AND THEN LOADED EVERYONE UP, THEY WERE REALLY VIOLENT AT FIRST, PEOPLE WERE FREAKING, THEY COULDN'T BEIEVE IT, THEY WERE IN A  PEACE MARCH, USING THEIR FIRST AMMENDMENT RIGHTS, ON THE SIDEWALKS, AND ROUNDED UP LIKE IT WAS NAZI GERMANY, INCREDULOUS CHILDREN, GRANDMAS, HIPSTERS, HIPPIES, I KINDA TOOK IT IN STRIDE THIS TIME, THEY WEREN'T AS VIOLENT THIS TIME AT LEAST, I ONLY SAW THE COPS CLUB AND BEAT A BLIND MAN, AND CONTINUALLY THREATEN SLUG, RUDY'S DOG. IT TOOK HOURS,  AND EVENTUALLY THEY WERE THREATENING ME WITH THE PATRIOT ACT, AND LOCK UP FOR DAYS, I WAS HOME BY 9 AM THE NEXT MORNING, ABOUT 15 HOURS TOTAL, SHIITY JAILHOUSE "FOOD". NO SLEEP, FRAZZLED NERVES, I WAS BACK OUT BY NOON. Hatred against America is increasing, SAT. DAY AND NIGHT THERE WERE RUNING SKIRMISHES ALL UP AND DOWN MARKET STREERT, I HAVE NEVER FELT MORE ALIVRE. I HAVE NEVER SEEN MORE VIOLENCE METED OUT BY A "POLICE FORCE". May "god" - have mercy on us all !

Subsequently, the only police activity I saw was more to the detriment of public safety rather than to "to serve and protect." I saw police cars drive head on into the crowds of marchers nearly running many of us over. I saw police manhandle protesters and bicyclists without any resistance  to police orders. I saw police on motorbikes racing along sidewalks paying no attention to pedestrians. I saw police threaten and beat protestors with their billy clubs. I definitely saw arrests without reasonable cause. Many of us were stopped at a light by police on Market Street. They would not allow us to pass. After a large group had collected, they grabbed a few riders who were peacefully standing at the light waiting for direction from the police and threw them violently into a van.
My family fought in ther Civil War(for the North) and every damn horrible war after it, not for this shit, this is not how i was raised as an American.

There were endless surreal moments, one of the oddest was  thousands yuppies standing in endless lines for the grand opening of the New Asian Fart Museum for several days during the protests, so, thousands of protestors heckling passive clean-cut overdressed yups in their sheeply line snaking around the block. What is wrong with this picture? Art "lovers" who don't protest and spend WAY to much money on "clothes".

In a mere 2 years the US administration has upon the people of America the contempt and distrust  of the rest of the world. Many hundreds of thousands of people demonstrated against
the war in cities all over the world. Protests in San
Francisco were particularly lively. One group of protesters
vomited on the sidewalk in front of a federal building after
drinking large quantities of red, white, and blue milk;
others pulled out mats and practiced yoga in front of the
police. A federal park ranger tried to run over protesters
in his truck and then attempted to run down a reporter. One
protester apparently committed suicide by jumping from the
Golden Gate Bridge. Police were repeatedly videotaped
attacking demonstrators with clubs and pepper spray.
Protesters were also observed beating police officers.

THIS IS WHAT A POLICE STATE LOOKS LIKE, COMING TO A SMALL TOWN NEAR YOU!
http://sf.indymedia.org/news/2003/03/1588649.php

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3/20/03
TODAY IN SAN FRANCISCO

it's crazy here...
never have i seen such protests, right up there with the Rodney King/Gulf War protests.
it takes hours to work your way through the crowds,
bicycles are good, but hard to do an about face when the cops charge in close quarters.
thousands and thousands of people blocking the streets,

I was constantly running into commrades, forming cells, everyone looking out for each other, than losing each other in the throngs only to run into others in mere minutes.
performances and stunts everywhere you look.
men in business suits carrying "peace" signs,
police in their riot outfits, carrying battons dragging bodies to awaiting paddy wagons...
hundreds and hundreds of people sitting handcuffed
being arrested...many many mass arrests
music blaring through a loud speakers...drums and noisemakers everywhere.

Helicopters, everywhere,
the city is out of control, YAY!
grandmothers carrying signs with "love the Iraqi children"
Whole families together protesting.
market street - the huge main street of traffic in San Franicsco
completely blocked by protesters sitting at every intersection,
so emotional - people crying publicly,
police yelling at everyone, they are sadisticly violent. Screaming at protestors. Signs everywhere. People hollering at each other.

the actions of a government do not always
reflect the feelings and wants of the people,

May "god" - have mercy on us all !

I was clubbed, maced and dog-piled on by cops, we were corralled and beaten like animals, maced again, arrested, charged, my bicycle tossed aside by the cops laughing, never to be seen again, incredible, to serve and protect my ass.

They came from all sides swinging their batons into us yelling for us to move, which was stupid since they surrounded us on all sides

. A couple officers decided to beat many of us after they had pushed us down to the ground,Ya know, they aren't so tough, they aren't even that strong, you can grab their batons, the beating stops, you can shove them, their fellow pigs don't like this and will smack you, it isn't like they are super-humans or anything, but really they are a bunch of pussies hiding behind all of their equipment and badge. They are sadists living out their violent fantasies, probably from childhood, we are planning on filing charges. I am sore as hell, i feel like i was in a car wreck.
It feels like i have cracked ribs, my jaw hurts, my tongue is swollen, i am limping. We aren't getting overtime for this,  much the opposite, we are losing money doing this.

It is like a giant party sometimes, people drinking, smoking, dancing, anarchy. My friends have a new squat nearby, it is full of people, free food, everyone telling stories, very celebratory!

Everyone keep the faith, this is about love, not the hate our coup de'tat "government" is putting on.
I will be back out tomorrow for another 14 -20 hour day as i have been the last 3 days. and at least 15 protests since 9/11

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3/19/03
this country is pathetic. what a let down. after all of this, this evolution.
we do this
i
am
sickened

our retarded "government", who stole the election, are endangering each and every American by their petty, violent and greedy actions.. They talk of homeland security and they provoke the entire world. No wonder people want to shut down the US. We are baby-kilers.

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3/4-11/03
I went to Mexico for a week, heres some pics.
and look for my adopted dog
http://homepage.mac.com/dispepsi66/PhotoAlbum6.html


pictures from latest 2003-02-28 show

http://photo.theory.org/index.cgi?mode=album&album=/thinboy/Random/Seemen_20030228
and
http://www.teamten.com/lawrence/tmp/seemen/

and

http://www.theory.org/~adric/album/index.cgi?mode=album&album=/events/seemen

thanx to Lisa Pesnichak


  2 films that are MUST SEES:
POWER AND TERROR BY NOAM CHOMSKY

AND
BOWLING FOR COLUMBINE
BY MICHAEL MOORE
THEY CAN CHANGE YOUR LIFE, or at least realign it. Both of these guys should be running our country but they are too smart to deal with idiot politicians and would  most likely get whacked.


2/10-17/03

What a week
SOMETIMES MORE HAPPENS IN A WEEK THAN ALL MONTH.
Hung out with the genius club.
Some cheesy tv show that shalll remain unnamed asked me to host it for the next season.
Annd i got asked to be in a porno.
I hadtapass on both.

Did the dorkbot DORKBOT.SF.ORG talk/demo.
It was good.
http://www.srl.org/karen/dorkbotsf6/
http://www.monkeyview.net/id/4/shows/karen_pics/index.vhtml

A bunch of people saw this woman storm out DRAGGING HER MALE FRIEND when i talked about women gettin all bizzee when they interact with the pieces.
Everyone cracked up, i didn't even see it. Damn.
The SLUGBOT demo went perfect, PURRFECT!
He was a star!
Phenomenal, a 120 lb. Dog running, with his body, a walking machine with a flamethrower and a pair of snapping arms!

Looks like i am going to lecture at Columbia University in NYC this spring, not columbia missourri or the in the South American country. MAY turn into east coast shows!

Art piece of the week, well there are 2, #1. The motor pressure washer/compressor with spoiler for a roof abandoned down the block #2. The NEW bicycle ramp going up over the dip on Cesar Chavez St., beeutifull ramp/trusses/cement forms/rebar/plywood/1/2 built/1/2 demolished/post-apocalyptic look. (though they stopped working on it back over X-MESS)

I have been getting interviewed a bit lately, by a nice guy from minneapolis who is putting out a book on dangerous art.
And a local magazine, and by some PHD students working on their theseis'.

The Valentines day show at the ODEON BAR went, well,
Huggingly swell. With the NEW Hugger machine and the flying carpet! AND A DRINK DELIVERY SYSTEM ON THE BAR AND THE BURNING BED ANNNND THE STRAP ON FLAMETHROWER NO LESS, Chicken was really fun and goofy and we watched the phatt man-dee video, she was on judge Hatchett, what a Jackass.
http://www.phatmandee.com/
it was a blast!


War Guarantees Terrorism
WOW and the riot, ahh, i mean the rampage, oops, THE WAR PROTEST on Feb. 16, 2003 in San Francisco.
!OUST THE SICK FUCKS!

a highlight was The PHENOMENAL national treasure PETER PLATE berating cops and wachting them cringe and wince at his eloquent comments, they appear robotic but peter was and is able to get under their armor! Hillarous! And moving.
GOD BLESS PETER PLATE
http://www.addall.com/Browse/Author/2576607-1



pics from dorkbot talk/demo:
http://208.44.199.253/karen/dorkbotsf6/index_4.htm
yee haw!!


get to the protest sunday here in sf or today, sat. everywhere else!

http://sf.indymedia.org/features/antiwar/#1137

The planners of this war, as Ralph Nader has forcefully said, are chicken hawks, that is, hawks who are too cowardly to do any fighting themselves. Wolfowitz, Perle, Bush, Cheney and others of that entirely civilian group were to a man in strong favour of the Vietnam War, yet each of them got a deferment based on privilege, and therefore never fought or so much as even served in the armed forces. Their belligerence is therefore morally repugnant and, in the literal sense, anti-democratic in the extreme!


VOTE TO IMPEACH BUSH
High Crimes and Misdemeanors

The U.S. Constitution provides the means for preventing George W. Bush from engaging in a war of aggression against Iraq, and from advancing a first strike potentially nuclear preemptive war. It's called impeachment. http://www.votetoimpeach.org/


2/3/03
HELP US BUILD A ROBOT!!
http://www.seemen.org/questions.html


tell the warmonger violent creep what you think, they are telling you!
GEORGE WALKER BUSH

> Switchboard: 202.456.1414 Comments: 202.456.1111 Fax: 202.456.2461
Email: president@whitehouse.gov


very nice page with some new vids. from NYC & Mike Connor
http://www.rocketnumber9.com/movie_pages/QT_seemen.html

the great JACKASS is speaking tonight about why our wonderful fantastic country needs to kill people on a large scale across the globe, instead of feeding, housing, giving medical care and educating us, there is plenty of money to do this, instead he thinks we need to spend our money in another direction, we need our money and power back, as well as health, food, housing and education back. WE NEED TO TAKE IT BACK!
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1/15/02

and i quote my dear friend Jennifer Holmes

Hope you all join in the anti-war demonstrations (they are everywhere!) on Saturday 1/18/03, because it is our government that threatens world peace...

There was an informal poll conducted by Time Magazine's European site this week.
The question:
Which country poses the greatest danger to world peace in 2003? North Korea, Iraq, or the US?

The tallies with over 130,000 people answering:
North Korea - 9.2 %
Iraq - 11.7 %
United States - 79.2 %

From the International ANSWER Coalition:
"On this Saturday 1/18/03 people are organizing demonstrations in 25 other countries. We just learned yesterday that major protests have been scheduled for January 18 in the capitals of every state in India. Other protests are taking place throughout Europe, Asia and Latin America, all calling for No War On Iraq. In Japan there will be demonstrations in five major cities."

So it's time we show the world that we're not just a bunch of greedy crackers with anger issues. Get in the streets - it's the best feeling on earth... peace in action.

http://www.dangerangel.org


 hell-oo all<
things are going well, i did a volunteer gig for the American Robtics society last weekend, for the kids, it was cool, there were literally 10 year old genius' there, quite humbling and FUN to turn them onto my work, they are used to off the shelf bought little robot wars type stuff.Their little eyes were as wide open as ever!

Quite a bit of activity here at the HEADQUARTERS, shows for the next year getting all lined up:
Feb 14 & at the Odeon here in SF
around the same time down in LA
and here in SF in a large warehouse
annnd ROBODOCK is calling for their gig in Amsterdam and Copenhagen next summer
Portland and Seattle are finally shaping up for the first time ever for the Spring!

meanwhile the piece i worked on with Chris Johanson for NYC Deitch Projects looks like it will be going to Europe to several venues for the next couple of years.

Theramin Barney has been working with me and we FINALLY have an interface board that will give me a variable out-signal. I can plug into assorted Inputs to trigger my machines with a spectrum of off- on 33%-66%-99% off, yeah!


- GET  YER  WAR ON -
- SPIES -
- RURAL STUDIO -
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TOP 10 12/02

1. 2-parrellel black holes- Astronomers said that two super-massive black holes that have been circling each other were likely to collide and send ripples through the fabric of space, causing an infinitesimal wobbling in all matter.
2. Butthole Surfers summer release Humpty Dumpty LSD-
-THE BUTTS-
3. Rudy Rucker the elders book Wetware with the opening scene in my bedroom, and then some.
-RUDY RUCKER-
-RUDY RUCKER-
4. Drunken Boat-the band, and well, the poem by ARTAUD too!
-DRUNKEN BOAT-
-DRUNKEN BOAT-
5. William Burroughs' Thanksgiving Day Prayer
-burroughs thanx-
6. Bucky Sinister & Harmon Leon's reading at LOLA Gallery
- buckysinister-
- HARMON LEON-
7. Buckminster Fuller-more poignant than ever!
- bucky-
8. Biomorphic Inputs for my pieces-workin on the breathelyzer ride, lie detector booth & and EEG to control a machine with your thoughts.
9. Louise Bourgoise-AMERICA'S GREATEST LIVING ARTIST
- bourgeois -
10. Fluff Girl-the SF band, not to be confused with many many imitations- with Einstein singing along at Clarion Alley Street Fair in SF.


12/3/02
almost finished the FLIGHT SIMULATOR/BUCKING BRONCO
SHOW BOOKED AT THE ODEON FOR FEB. 7 '03, PRE VALENTINES LOVE BASH !ODEON BAR!
PROBABLE SHOW IN LOS ANGELAS IN LATE JAN. '03


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I contributed a tabletop piece to an AIDS fundraiser, V i s u a l A i d ' s B I G D E A L.
It is for sale for $100.00 on Sat.
VISUAL AID'S 9TH ANNUAL 'BIG DEAL' ART SALE AND EXHIBITION Spectacular Event Will Be Held At SOMArts Gallery On Saturday, November 16 Visual Aid's spectacular 'BIG DEAL' art sale will take place on Saturday, November 16 at the SOMArts Gallery, at 934 Brannan Street in San Francisco. The 9th Annual BIG DEAL features: · Affordable art sale - More than 500 pieces of artwork by Bay Area artists to be sold on a first-come, first-served basis at a fixed price of $100 plus tax.
 


11/13/02
#1 arthit of the week,
some jackass dumped a very large dumptruck load of bricks in our street, it is hilarious, it looks like an Art Provera piece, it blocks 3/4 of the street, Fred Rinne comes by, i get him to help me shove some of the bricks over to block the WHOLE STEET, hell, if it is going to be there it may as well block all of the traffic! people have to turn around in the middle of the block, it is kinda third world, here in San Francisco. 
Fred is amazing, !FRED RINNE! what a mind, he has all of these brilliant theories on the elections, on bombing, on life. He was in this incredible band called the BRINGDOWNZ 
 
 
 

NYC 10/21-11/2/02

I stopped off at ryan’s first
So good to see him
To have him there for me
Ryan and I go to the space, IT IS DAMN COLD OUT.. 
I get to the gallery and it is kinda chaos
It’s just like 6 blocks away from his place where I am staying. 
 

I am so excited, this is what I live for 
This is it. 
They have my machine/piece In a huge back room with all of this crazy scrap wood tacked to it
 

Theres the 40’ diameter RAINBOW multi armed swastika on the wall behind it, it looks GREAT, and there's still more to add to it
 

Theres a jovial crew there workin, I only know chris, ! chris johanson! 
That is soon to change, 
There is this painting called THIS IS THE BEST WORKSHOP EVER
Throughout the week a steady stream of people poor through, 
Lots.

Nothing looks near done, it is late Monday night, the opening is sat night
 

Shit seems whack, 
My piece has to completely change, I dunno how to make this work. 
Chris called me at home 2 days before and said everything has changed, is different, I told him I would do ever I CAN DO TO MAKE IT WORK. 
GULP.

We need to build a 30’ by 40’ earth/dome, actually a 2/3 dome
5’ tall, the boat is to spin around on top of it, shit
out of all this scrap stuff gathered from Chris’ other nyc shows at the whitney and another at the other Dietch space and from dumpsters wherever we can score wood. 
hmm, looks like garbage but I like working with garbage, 
so the next morning I set off to the gallery, 
I start workin with Randy, 
That earth needs to be built before I can even start experimenting with the spinning boat. 
Shit, we are building it stick by stick, 
It seems absurd, 
But something needs to get done, 
Luckily randy has been thinking about it
This goes on til wed. 
We have an awesome dome, 
We paint it blue and I get some new wheels for the new boat, so much smaller than what we were planning, theres a million little setbacks
A million trips to hardware stores all up and down Canal St. and Chinatown, we work kinda franticly. Desperate, racing the clock, 
Nothings been tested,

It is still exciting, weird, out of SF where I know where everything is, where I can get stuff I need. Patrolling the streets for obtanium, it is still freezing, even the New Yarkers are complaining!

Finally at the end of the night I hook up the boat, 
This is where it is all me, It doesn’t work, the boat spins and twists and the swing arm bends and seems to crack
The boat falls over

I keep joking this is Chris’ BEST WORKSHOP EVER.

my heart sinks
Panic flashes through my heart
This shit has to work
Everyone is watching
I am scratching my head, 
Shit
I stare and stare at the whole set-up
I wonder if I have gotten in over my head
have I fucked chris? 
Randy has good suggestions

I start moving linkages around
Need more new wheels first thing in the morning
SUPER JAY is coming tomorrow, thank god.
!SLOUCHCYCLES! 
The clock is ticking

I get there early in the am, 
No one is around
I am finally jetlagged, fuzzy

I work frantically, 
It is starting to work better

It starts to slowly do more circles around the globe, 
As I slowly tweak and adjust everything
Slowly

Meanwhile everyone shifts over to the other dome, and the sculptures and the paintings
I am consumed by this thing, 
I work 16 hour days
I adjust the world the boat is spinning on
It has little devels triangles it gets stuck on
 

The boat needs a counter weight, better wheels. 
One night Randy and I go out around the neighborhood, 
We "find" a sand bag
 

SUPERJAY shows up
He is full of good ideas and positive energy
I feel much more comfortable with him there
Much

There is now a steady stream of collectors coming through
I occasionally spin the boat around for them

It is funny
These people from another world, they must think we are freaks
We blare HUSKER DU
JOY DIVISION
TOUCHED BY A JANITOR
THE MINUTEMEN
BLACK FLAG
! SST! 

We drink coffee
Life is good
How the hell did I end up here
I could have been a factory worker
Hell I was
Hell I was a 15 year-old runaway street kid

Carlo Mccormick comes by
! Carlo! We have lunch
He is such a wise man
I am so lucky to be here
To know these people. 
 

Everyone on the the crew is incredible
What a team
We ask each other for help constantly
True camaraderie
We have a common goal, 
THIS IS THE best workshop EVER!

Chris is introducing me to everyone, the collectors and whatnot as his great artist friend from SF who makes amazing kinetic sculptures that move
Thurs. 
They don’t really wanna hear it, they are here for him
It is funny
He is so humble
More and more people come by during the day, it is hard to work
Shit is getting frantic
It is Thurs. evening
HALLOWEEN
The clown/mule/TERRORIST/spider makes an appearance as does ART BANDIT AND DUFF MAN!

I haven’t gone more than 6 blocks in any direction from the gallery but for the first night when I brought a stray cat I named THOR into Albert Guitjens and Mike O’connor’s place, HACKETTS old place, I have stayed there a lot over the years,

They have a new cat, 
Mike doesn’t like him
THOR is cool
But, 
Well, 
So is Mike.

It is fri. I have done everything I can do to the boat now, 
It is spinning like a champ
 

PEOPLE ARE FUNNY
THEY TRIP ON US, ON SF
SF IF FUCKING IN THE HOUSE AND REPRESENTING ON THE EAST COAST

Theres a million little details
Little touches
Little tweaks
I keep dialing in the boat/earth, 
It looks great
We light it better
I start helping with other parts of the Install/show

Sat. comes, and there's still a bit to do, 
We work all day, at around 4:00 we are kinda wrapping it up, Chris sticks a paintbrush in my hand, asks me to touch up some orange in this painting
I am more used to a grinder in my hand
it is hilarious, 
kinda frantic
I help with the laying and standing men and women sculptures

I SPLIT FOR AN HOUR AND A HALF BEFORE THE OPENING TO JUST GET AWAY

I COME BACK AND THERES A CROWD OUT FRONT ALREADY
I PEER THROUGH, THE DOOR ISN’T OPEN YET, I LINGER OUTSIDE ALONE
I PEEK INTO SEE IF THE BOAT IS RUNNING
YOU CAN SEE WAY INTO THE BACKROOM FROM THE STREET, 
MY HEART SINKS, NO BOAT SPINNING AROUND, 
I PICTURE MY SELF IN THERE HOLDING UP THE OPENING.WRENCHING
I WAIT AND WATCH
FINALLY
THE BOAT SPINS BY
IT LOOKS HILAROUS 
MY SPINE TINGLES
I RELAX

I HANG OUTSIDE FOR A BIT 
IT IS FREEZING COLD OUT
EVERYONE IS ALL ANXOUS TO GET IN, BLAH, BLAH, BLAH. 

THEY ARE JUST LETTING IN A FEW PEOPLE
I WONDER IF THEY NEED ME IN THERE
PROBABLY NOT

The door opens, i slip in, shit, I am misty eyed, I hug Chris and I whisper to him I am so proud of him, he has made it on his own terms,

I helped get him his first show in SF 10 years, ago, tingles go up and down my spine
Well, at least someone made it
I feel great
I duck around the corner everything is running great
The place is packed in a minute. 
Mayhem ensues

The punk bands start
TUSSLE
And THE COACHWHIPS

They are phenomenal
Sf is in the mutha fuggin house
The place is packed and hopping
We catch each others’ eyes from around the packed house cracking up
We won

I am back home
Back to normal life
And Life is good
 
 
 


off to NYC,
see ya at DIETCH PROJECTS, 76 Grand St. on Sat. night 8 PM on.......
 

10/23/02

#1 hit of the week:

The new dark ages for our petty greedy dumbed down sold out falsely democratic America.
ala:war, snipers, weak candidates, corporations stealing billions, anthrax, loss of civil rights, terror attacks and lack of environmental preservation. 
 
 
 
 


An upcoming show I am in this weekend:

QBOX Presents
TheSan Francisco International Mechanical, Kinetic & Electronic Arts Festival

Art That Moves II
 

At: CELL Space 
Saturday October 26th 
Door price: FREE! Donations Graciously Accepted
Doors open: 6 pm 
Show ends: 10 pm
 
 

Artists: Rania Ho, Jesse Jackson, Frank Garvey and OmniCircus, Donna Keiko Ozawa, Shirley Shor, Jonathan Foote, Kal Spelletich, Kimberlee Koym, Steve Lambert, Tom McCall, Alex Killough and Will Eccleston, Jonathan Foote, Jojo LaPlume and David Morely are but a small sample of the artists that tickle, shock, annoy, illuminate and engage through the charming and sometimes disturbing interactivity of their art. PLUS, there will be an enticing assemblage of other artists in the machine medium from all over the Bay Area.

Hosted by QBOX, as part of the first annual San Francisco Mechanical, Kinetic and Electronic Arts Festival. 

A series of events throughout the Bay Area bringing together divergent organizations working to support the performing arts, art and technology, youth arts, mechanical, kinetic, electronic art and more.
 


heres a link to a new multi-prize winning documentary on moi:
http://www.stanford.edu/~pererik/propane%20rain.html
 

This is a GROUP show i am in:Friday October 11th 6 pm ­ 10 pm at HTTP://WWW.CELLSPACE.ORG
ART THAT MOVES 

A month long gallery exhibition focused on Mechanical, Kinetic and Electronic Art. The show will be held at the Crucible Steel Gallery at CELLspace and will be open to the public for free for the month

Show runs October 9th ­ 30th 
Gallery Hours: 10am ­ 10pm everyday 
Opening night: Friday October 11th 6 pm ­ 10 pm 
The cost is Free, donations excepted 
Artists: Rania Ho, Jesse Jackson, Frank Garvey and OmniCircus, Donna Keiko Ozawa, Shirley Shor, Jonathan Foote, Kal Spelletich, Kimberlee Koym, Steve Lambert, Tom McCall, Alex Killough and Will Eccleston plus plus...

For more information on the artists and this show take a look at the UPCOMING SECTION of the web site.
http://qbox.org/html/upcoming.html 
 


9/30/02
TOP 13 
!CRITICAL MASS! 
2 parties in the junkyard
chris johannsen
megan
carrie
class @ sf state
DOLLY PARTON'S NEW ALBUM
rejected for 4th and final grant I applied for this year
Extra Action marching band
steve earle
bike rodeo
FIGHT THE RIGHT WING WAR MACHINE CONSUMERIST POWERS{Bush stole the "election"}
San Francisco summer
 
 

We must not confuse dissent with disloyalty. - Edward R. Murrow; 1908-1965 
 

9/19/02

worked all day with Chris Johansen on his show at Deitch in NYC, it opens on Sat, Nov. 2. 2002. We have a spinning Galleon.
we are CONQUISTADORS FROM SAN FRANCISCO
Went to my genius club meeting, we checked out this guys homemade submarines, incredible. Steve martin was there, yeds that Steve martin, he came up to me duriong a break and wanted to knowe about my work, he's noty so wild or crazy, prety cool really.
It is hot and nice here, 
THE LA WEEKLY, SAYS
There are some beautiful flame-lit automated contraptions in this category, like the spidery fire-breathing robots erected by the "extreme technology" art collective Seeman
TOO BAD THEY CAN'T FIGURE OUT HOW TO SPELL OUR NAME,
LA WEAKLY ARTICLE
or as Mr.T. S. Eliot says,
I will show you fear in a handful of dust. - 
 


9/15/02
we had our annual 9/11 BB-Q
it was fullfilling

Ryan dropped in on his way back to NYC http://www.madagascarinstitute.com/ !NYC! 

as did SPEED !Timothy "SPEED" Levitch! 

I DID A LECTURE FOR THE ROBOTICS CLASS OF THE ONE AND ONLY MATT HECKERT !MATT HECKERTT! 
HE TEACHES AT THE SF ART INSTITUTE
My class is going good, or so it seems, it sure is fun!
 


9/7/02

OH,
we got voted Best Interactive Machine Art That Can Kill You!
By the Bay Guardian best of the bay 2002

Unlike the robots you see on TV, SEEMEN's machines let you feel the tension of pneumatic joints and cylinders, the rumble, heat, percussion and ignition of pyrotechnics and hear the whir of electric motors as you ponder the flesh of your own mortality. Their shows come only occasionally, and often are staged at obscure locations with minimal notice. There, in groups of 60 or 70, spectators-participants are required to sign releases before being hustled into a warehouse where they meet and mix with the macabre devices created by Kal Spelletich and his band of fellow machine artists. SEEMEN shows allow the audience to operate their devices like the LEVITATOR: you attach a respiration sensor to your chest, and as you breathe it lifts you 5' in the air with an inhale, to regain terra firma all you must do is to remember to exhale. All the while a halo of fire pulses over your head with your breathing. Shows typically cost $10.00 and are found via the groups website !SEEMEN! or through the Laughingsquid list In the fall Spelletich will teach a robotics class at San Francisco State. 
 


9/6/02
oh lookie, I'm in th New Yawk Times!
http://www.nytimes.com/2002/09/06/movies/06BURN.html?ex=1032311847&ei=1&en=210a1ad8ad71d4cf
 

Pictures of the Seemen performance in Los Angeles 2002, are being featured for the Zone 9 Art Pick of the Week, "52(W)" pop-up gallery August 19-25. You must have pop-up windows enabled on your computer to view window. PS--That's me being abused on your Bed of Fire! (Kimmy) It was HOT and exhilarating! 
click here
http://www.kimmymccann.com
 

8/19/02
After a spate of weird copyright infringements/people stealing/sharing my my art/images i repost this as a renminder:
SEEMEN Copyright Notice The overall site structure and compilation is Copyright © 1997-2002 SEEMEN, Kal Spelletich & Laughing Squid All rights reserved. The art, photography, illustration, writing and creative content of this web site is individually copyrighted by the original creators. Usage rights have been granted for this publication only. No other usage is permitted without express written consent of the authors. Permission is hereby granted to link to any HTML page within this site. Permission is not granted to link or "inline" individual graphics; prior written consent is required. (It is preferred that you link to the HTML page containing the graphic you are referring to.) If featuring this site in a magazine or TV show, please reference "http://www.laughingsquid.com/" 
QUIT STEALING FROM BROKE ARTISTS!STEAL FROM GIANT FACELESS EVILE CORPORATIONS.
 

8/15/02

Working with Chris Johansen on an installation to go up at Deitch Projects in NYC in Nov. Looks fun.
The BUCKIN BRONCO/FLIGHT SIMULATOR is nearing completion after at least 8 complete overhauls/re-engineerings. Empirical engineering at its, well, weirdest.
The garden is huge this summer, bananas and avocados on the way.
Workin on the class at SF State for this fall.
Discovery channel has been calling (again) with regards to a Biofeedback program they are putting together as has the VIPER Festival in Basel Switzerland.
The weather is excellent in SF these days.
I am $broke$ as per usual. But, hell, it doesn't matter.
Ted Selker from MIT came by and stayed a coupla days, spiders smelled his east coast blood and bit him up, poor dear, but we had great talks and I am going to try and collaborate with him some this year, I am stoked! http://www.media.mit.edu/ 

Everyone is busy with BM, and I AM NOT, and that feels good.
 


Whoever would overthrow the liberty of a nation must begin by subduing the freeness of speech. - Benjamin Franklin
 

yet another show in our alley this weekend OF 7/27/02:
and:

and we, here at KALTEK have always worked from the simple idea that:
Never doubt that a small group of committed people can chage the world, indeed, it is the only thing that ever has. - Margret Mead
 


7/20/02
Xian is in town to do a show at CANDLESTICK!

http://christianristow.com/
10 of his crew stayin here, madddhouse>>>>>>>>>

the FLIGHT SIMULATOR IS COMING ALONG, I am scheduled to teach a class at SF State this fall.

"they started tearing up[ our al;ley, bummer
http://www.islaiscreek.org/illinoisbridgeallstuff/IllinoisBridgeGuestbook/messages.html
 


Shows have been a gas, discovery channel freaked on the scene here, shot me twice once at chickens bar. 
http://www.odeonbar.com/originalindex.html
and here for the 4th which was transcendent. We made some friends, we made some enemies. My brother Nick and his band BLOWN TO BITS showed up. We shot MORTARS off of our chests. It rained fireworks down on us like so much hail. I ran the HARLEYDAVIDSON THROAT SINGAS
http://www.monkeyview.net/kal@seemen.org/very_interactice_pieces/OATSINGERS.vhtml

Then the next morning up to Point Arena and the phenomenal PEDRO was epic as usual. Such a unique brilliant setting in a cove on the Pacific Ocean to do it all over again, sitting right under their professional fireworks this time, Jericho setting off bottle rockets into the crowd with his Cyclecide's "Homeland Security Bike. 
http://www.cyclecide.com/
Sam and the Bus were there:
http://www.cyberbuss.com/intro4.swf I ran the Ring of Fire and the Strap On Flamethrower during the rodeo, the GOODSTUDENT CHAIR, CHEWY HELMUTT AND THE 0-G-CHAIR. It is so amazing up there, did I say that? Pedro is the best. 

the Extra Action Marching band was everywhere this past week too, we bombed them, they bombed us, a crazy romp in the jungle. March, March, March!! 
http://www.extra-action.com/index.php Gotta keep hangin on as Grant Hart would yell. Jessee JACKASS is in town, blo-job.
 


JULY 4th, 2002
freedom of speech and the right to peaceably assemble and petition the government for a redress of grievances
 

3 Upcoming shows:

Special show:
Sat., June 29, 2002
At the ODEON BAR
3223 Mission Street @ Valencia
10 PM on->
San Francisco, California
(415) 550-6994
Jay, GEEKBOY and I are gonna DJ, BB-Q show special rare videos and RUN MACHINES! Really! This a very rare show in a bar we are really jazzed about.

July 4th, 2002
In my alley in SF with a BUNCH of other acts:
http://www.monkeyview.net/id/4/odds/and_ends/DOM_July04.vhtml

Point Arena performances/parade
July 5 & 6, 2002
In LOVELY Point Arena, Ca.
Just go to this wonderful small town in Northern Ca. And you can find us and a bunch of other freaks celebrating our INDEPENDENCE from the man.
 


The last few gigs have been really good, Highlights:
2 kids attended anSF show,they were siblings a year or 2 apart, I let them each run the KUNG-FU ARM with a movement sensor that is activated by them doing karate chops in front of the sensor, they broke 2by 4's and bricks, they were so into it and saved the wood and brick pieces as momentos.

LA was cool, FLASH-O-MATIC kicked me down a VERY BEAT UP trailer that Andy Blackwood and I rehabbed.
Jay and I towed it down to La La land. The shows were good, saw lotsa old friends and people loved it. Funny how people would insist on certain volunteers helping or not helping. Very adamant! The FIRESHOWER is always a hit, as was the FLAMING BED , 0-GRAVITY CHAIR AND TH4E RING OF FIRE. 
We'll be back in LA this fall or winter! Thanx to Colin and the gang at 1333 Willow.
 


2 VERY INTIMATE LIVE PERFORMANCES In lovely downtown Los Angeles Friday & Saturday June 14 & 15, 2002 at: 1333 Willow St. Between 6th St. & Santa Fe Ave. Doors 9:00, show STARTS 10:00 prompt, $10.00 admission A LIMITED AMOUNT OF PEOPLE ALLOWED EACH NIGHT Directions: Look for the red light, ya can't miss it.
 

NEW VIDEOS from May 17 2oo2 show ON KAREN MARCELLO'S SITE!
http://karenmarcelo.org/seemen/indexvid.html
 

5/17/02
this is cool, 
i am published in LEONARDO, a Journal of the International Society for the Arts, Sciences and Technology, which is published by the MIT Press.
whoah!
http://mitpress2.mit.edu/e-journals/Leonardo/gallery/burningman/spelletich.html
2 shows to-nightr here in SF

ANNND LOOKS LIKE I AM DOING 2 SHOWS IN LA ON JUNE 14 & 15!
 


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4/26/02
I APPLIED FOR 4 GRANTS THESE PAST 4 MONTHS, I HAVE BEEN TURNED DOWN FOR all 4 OF THEM. GHEES. IT IS HARD TO BUMP UP TO THE NEXT LEVEL I WANT TO GO TO, WITH MORE ELABORATE AND SOPHISTICATED INPUTS HENCE MORE ELABORATE AND SOPHISTICATED OUTPUTS. WITHOUT SOME INFUSION OF OR DONATIONS OF COMPUTER PROGRAMMING/HARDWARE/CASH. 
ANY OUT THERE? DAMN GRANTS TOOK FOREVER TO WRITE. WHAT A WASTE OF TIME, I WOULD HAVE BEEN BETTER OFF JUST WORKING ALONG AT MY SLOW PACE. NOW I AM BEHIND EVEN THERE, AHH WELL, IT IS A REMINDER OF HOW FAR OFF THE RADAR I AM........... I GUESS.
 

LIFE HAS BEEN GOOD, TURNING A FUNNY CORNER IN MY LIFE, IT HAS BEEN ONE YEAR SINCE I HAVE BEEN DRUNK, I HAVE BEEN DRINKING, JUST NOT *DRUNK*. IT HAS BEEN GREAT, NO MORE HANGOVERS, LIF IS BETTER.
BURNING MAN DONATED A FORK LIFT TO ME SO I HAVE BEEN CLEANING THE SHOP, I HAVE SEVERAL NEW PIECES FINISHED, 
http://www.monkeyview.net/kal@seemen.org/mikefmjrcom/thoeryorg02.vhtml
WORKING ON A "FLIGHT SIMULATOR" A CONTINUATION OF MY EXPERIMENTS WITH FLIGHT, WHEIGHTLESSNESS AND SOARING.
SPRING IS HERE AND THE GARDEN IS ROCKIN, LOTS OF SHOW OFFERS FROM ALL OVER AND AM CONTEMPLATING A US TOUR THIS SUMMER, IF THE #'S CAN WORK, SEVERAL LAME OFFERS, {SORRY COACHELLA BUT NO FIRE = BORING SHOW}. SAN FRANCISCO HAS BEEN FUN AFTER SOME TIME SPENT IN THE SOUTH, LOTS HAPPENING IN THE SCENE, LOTS OF ENERGY HERE AGAIN NOW THAT THE YUPPIES HAVE BEEN PARTIALLY AND MOMENTARILY PUT IN CHECK.
FIGHTING THE GOOD FIGHT.
 

shows have been going great, the new and improved. blackie helped out lots. ICARUS is the phenomenal new ride. my heart is in my throat when some gets onboard and goes UP. still workin on new inputs galore, pretty damn-hell exciting. and oh, stop thewarmachine.
 
 
THIS JUST ISN'T RIGHT,
SAN FRANCISCO'S MUSEE MECHANIQUE, AN ABSOLUTELY CHARMING MECHANISED (ANTIQUE ROBOTIC) MUSEUM OVERLOOKING THE PACIFIC OCEAN {I GO THERE MORE THAN THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART}IS THREATEND WITH EVICTION!
PLEASE SIGN THE PETITION TO SAVE:
http://www.PetitionOnline.com/musee/
 

3/5/02
last batch of shows were killer, tanx to all who came out. 
Jay, EB, Jimmy and Sara, the film crew from Stanford, Peter Weiss, Rudy Rucker, Isabella, GEEKBOY AND MY ROOMATES ALL HELPED SO DAMN-HELL MUCH, THANKS ESPECIALLY TO THEM.
working on a trip to europe for all of this summer!
go Jaap !!
there were these 2 kids who came to one of the shows, they were hilarious, asking questions about every piece and volunteering every time too! so damn funny, every one thought they were plants. I could be so smart. The girl was quite knowledgeable in science and had been to the show before, she would explain things to her (brother?) i think he was. adorable.
still working on new inputs to trigger the machines, plodding away at a valve that can open and close in small increments via a biomorphic input, and mebbe a lecture in upstate NY in April. 
lecturing at SONY down in San Joser on thurs. for my friend Karen Marcello, for the hell of it, not for SONY. 
doin my taxes. puttering in the garden, spamming some art-fag chat room see:
http://www.artforum.com/talkback/id=1190
so sensitive those art hags are, how shall we say...lame.
building some more smalls, that wanna be BIG. VOTED TODAY. SPENDING TOO MUCH TIME trying TO FEND OFF THE DEVELOPERS MOVING INTO THE HOOD. FINISHED UP a documenterary video compilation of about 6 or 7 years' worth of shows. goin to flash night at chickens bar, http://www.odeonbar.com/originalindex.html, where my WHISKEY POURING MACHINE IS IN EFFECT ON THE BAR, ASK FOR it.

My shows on 2/16/02:
2 Saturdays ago we had an open house for our building so I opened my door and people streamed in & out all day. Was in a show at my neighbors space CYCLONE, last thurs., Ran the drinkin machines at the ODEON on sat.

This past weekend was in:
Seth Malice fundraiser Thurs,
Presidents day bash at LOLA CAFÉ Sunday


well well, did AMY Miller's funnraiser and we raised her a FORTUNE, ran the "LEVITATOR/VIRGIN OF GUADALUPE" and "READIN POETRY TO A ROBOTIC FLOWER"
it all felt good.
spent a phenomenal week w/Melinda in Nawlins.
http://www.monkeyview.net/kal@seemen.org/mindamaccom/index.vhtml
Can u say GODDESS??
I CAN
class here from denmark tomorrow, runnin someting at Chickens bar next weekend
http://www.odeonbar.com/originalindex.html
2 group shows here in the building this next week
http://islaiscreek.org/
phone ringin off the hook
emails galore, can hardly keep up, lifes epic journey, i loove it!
 

Go here to sign the petition to save our building!
http://www.islaiscreek.org/illinoisbridgeallstuff/IllinoisBridgeGuestbook/messages.html 
 

everyone is hounding me about the John McEnroe game show called THE CHAIR. And how they ripped me off in a lame LA kinda way. Oh well. I did it first and far far better. Chalk it up to my legions of FANS/GROUPIES/STALKERS. Imitation is the best form of flattery.
 

UPCOMING EPIC PERFORMANCE WITH EVERYONE AND ALMOST EVRYONE FROM SAN FRANCISCO'S INDUSTRIAL ART UNDERGROUND. 

A LANDMARK SHOW LIKE NONE EVER HELD IN THE WORLD. NO SHIT. AND ALL FOR A VERY VERY GOOD CAUSE.
OUR FRIEND, COMMRADE AND COLLEGUE AMY MILLER WAS HURT IN A FALL AND HAS HUGE MEDICAL BILLS TO CONTEND WITH.

Sat. January 19th 2002, 8pm at SomArts Admission is $10-25 sliding scale. A raffle will be held with some amazing prizes 
SomArts is located in the South of Market district at 
934 Brannan Street (between 8th and 9th Streets)
in San Francisco, California 94103
mailto:info@somArts.org
www.somArts.org

Heres the very cool poster
 
 


Fun new video:
by: p o u n e h 
 

MOVING ALONG HERE IN LIFE, HAVE SOME REALLY INTERESTING OFFERS FOR EUROPE THIS SUMMER, HOPING TO DO THEM ALL.
WORKING A FUNDRAISER FOR AMY MILLER ON JAN. 19. 2001 AT SOMARTS HERE IN SF. SHE WAS HURT IN A FALL AT AN ART SHOW, LIFE,,,,,

Hoping to do "something" at Mardi Gras this year, making some prototypes for some GIANT public sculptures which will probably never get built, workin on new inputs galore, and well,
trying to stay warm!&$^$%!%$*^&

surfin to:
http://www.monkeyview.net/jay@seemen.org/index.vhtml
 


SEEMEN Are proudly sponsored by:
http://www.monkeyview.net/
SHITHELL YES!!!!
 

"Those that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." (Ben Franklin)
 

http://islaiscreek.org/
INFORMATION ABOUT MY HOOD, IT'S FANTASTIC ENVIRONMENT AND SOME OF OUR WOES..........
 

THANK YOU TO ALL WHO ATTENDED THESE PAST 6 TRUCK FUNDRAisers!!
i got a truck, so i am mobile again and am going to try and get some gigs around the country.
 

12/8/01
NEW VIDEOS AT:
http://www.monkeyview.net/kal@seemen.org/vidoes/
THANX TO JARID FOR VIDEO CLIPS JARID@WELL.COM

NEW PICS. FROM 12/7/01 SHEW:
http://www.pedantic.com/20011207Seemen/
THANX TO BROWSE@MAC.COM
 


RUNNING A PIECE AT SETH METHWELL PALACE'S FUNDRAISER TO-NITE, 12/05/01, THEN 2 GIGS THIS FRI.7/12/01 HERE IN SF TO GET THAT DAMN-HELL TRUCK............
 

FUNNY ARTICLE FROM NOV. 2001 SHOW:
 

12/02/01
RAN THE respirator LAST NIGHT AT THE mad science fair
ALWAYS AMAZING THAT THING IS..........
 

here are some great pics. from this past month's shows:
http://www.monkeyview.net/kal@seemen.org/new/index.vhtml
thanks to everyone who helped, i am on my way to getting a truck.........
 
 
 

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