Deadbeat

I’ve had in my mind that over the next year or so I will do 12 or more creative video/music types.  And here is one that I completed recently.

Well, it’s never really completed, but it’s enough for now. I got tired of working on it. Because I had some problem with the clipping and then I would lower it and it was fine in the software (old Garageband) and then export it and then it was distorted and I went round and round with that.

And just decided it’s good enough for now considering my computer and software is like 11 years old.

Maybe be too many tracks for Garageband.

But anyways here is the slow version.

I started off with a song that was one of my favorites from when I was around 12-13 and then took a bit out of it. I changed the speed and then created a new loop and added some samples from elsewhere.

Then the video I had lying around for a long time which seemed kind of fitting and a few pics of old paintings I did. I actually have a bunch of video, kinda creative stuff lying around that I plan on using in the future.

Deadbeat.

If you keep your head up you can’t get thrown

Haha, this was a funny photo from the CCSF Christmas party, 2018. I made those shirts. I made it for sensei. I remember that he said that once and I thought it was cool.

He might have been describing a specific situation, but I thought it also sounded cool figuratively.

Robert Mendoza and Sensei – If you keep your head up you can’t get thrown – CCSF judo

I made another and added it as a random gift in the party. I am happy that Robert chose it.

How I made it…

I did a drawing of sensei that I found on Facebook on a piece of poster board. Then I made a stencil and stenciled it with a fabric marker onto a T-shirt. It’s kind of low-tech and a bit wabi-sabi.

Not sure if he really liked it, but some people seemed to get a kick out of it.

Art shows

This is a resume of my art shows. It needs an update^^. It’s a little dated, but I wanted to put it somewhere before it vanishes.

I worked as an artist creating various pieces and projects for display in gallery exhibitions, juried exhibitions, magazine and newspaper publications.

You can see some of my art work here.

Solo Exhibitions

  • April 2001: “Exposure of Process”, Box Gallery, Sante Fe, NM
  • December 1998: Old Main Art Museum, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ.

Group Exhibitions

  • March 2004: Catamount Arts, St. Johnsbury, VT
  • January 2001: Plan B Evolving Arts, Sante Fe, NM
  • September 2000: Art One Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ.
  • June 2000: Art One Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ.
  • August 1999: Patricia Cameron Gallery, Seattle, WA.
  • July 1999: Lead Gallery, Seattle, WA.
  • December 1998: Art One Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ.
  • August 1998: Art One Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ.
  • June 1998: Art One Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ.

Juried Exhibitions:

  • April 2005: Stock 20 Gallery, Taichung, Taiwan, R.O.C
  • March 1998: 1st place award, Beasley Gallery, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ.

Publications

  • March 2001: “The Reporter”, Sante Fe, NM
  • April 2001: “The Reporter”, Sante Fe, NM
  • April 2001: “THE”, Sante Fe, NM

Magazine

  • June 2003: “Direct Art”, volume 8, New York, NY

The Crosswalk

Here’s the latest creative video that I made. I first did a little beatboxing, recorded it, looped it with my computer and then scratched over it with my turntables.

I also used a little sound sample from the crosswalk ticker and some footage around the neighborhood.

Lately I have been watching a lot of Jordan Peterson’s stuff. He is really interesting. I signed up for one of his courses online called self and future authoring.

Some of the questions that are asked in the future authoring course I added to the video. Something to think about.