August 4, 2002

catching up

Not only did I not post from Banff, but I've been so busy getting ready to leave for Turkey tomorrow, that I haven't posted since.

What have I been thinking about?

Kavalier and Clay, by Michael Chabon is a good book - Mark gave it to me for my birthday and I read it to and from Banff.

Getting to go someplace like the Banff New Media Institute and think, and play with ideas, and talk about art and theory and practice - was such a great gift. I was gone five days, but in that time moved forward in different ways on so many projects.

Flying back and looking down on fields, roads, rivers filled me with such an overwhelming love for the land. Then as we approached Chicago I could see the details of backyards and tiny swimming pools. People ruffled the surfaces of blue water in the late afternoon light - I'd never seen an indvidual person from such a distance before.

And tomorrow begins the next adventure. I'm going to Ortahisar, Turkey, to help two young women make a weblog about kilim weaving. Four days in the little village, then almost two days in Istanbul. With a day of travel in each direction, I'll be gone for eight days. I'll bring camera, video camera, and laptop and so will Mom, who will be my travelling companion. Maybe I'll post from the village - maybe I'll just help the young women learn, and make my own notes, collect my own images to use later.

Posted by EGP at August 4, 2002 9:00 PM