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permission/persona: Perma-F(r)ail 2014

“Persona within art can be understood as a lens by which to view or understand art making; meaning, what is the physical body behind the work produced and shown, and how is that generating particular affect(s) for the viewer? Or, it can be seen as an artistic endeavor in and of itself; meaning, how does … Continue reading

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Reflections on the Arts & Culture Hearing | A Letter 2 Big, Red & Shiny

[I was invited by Big, Red & Shiny to share my thoughts on the Arts & Culture hearing and my suggestions for Mayor Walsh’s first 100 days in office, the following is my full response. Cover image: Zebbler Studios, First Night, 2014, Boston Public Library. For more on this installation: Boston Public Library 2014 Video … Continue reading

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City as University, Museum, iLab – Boston Arts & Culture Testimony

[the following is my written testimony submitted to the Boston Arts & Culture public hearing, to see video of the full event: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6nynqjPk_mY Cover photo: Os Gemeos, The Giant of Boston, 2013, Photo: Geoff Hargadon. For more on this installation: http://www.rosekennedygreenway.org/visit/public-art/past-exhibitions/os-gemeos-mural/] Maggie Cavallo January 25, 2014 Testimony  – Boston Arts Hearing Boston Public Library   Included:     … Continue reading

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NOW I AM LEARNING 2 TELL MY HUMAN STORIES

WE LIVE IN A TECHNOLOGICALLY ORCHESTRATED CULTURE, SO IT IS VERY EASY 2 4get HOW 2 B HUMAN. “I AM SO HUMAN RIGHT NOW” is a phrase that you will hear me say from time 2 time, usually when I make a mistake or sometimes if I am eating on a porch, or sometimes if … Continue reading

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DAY GLOW’S GUIDE TO SURVIVING 2k13: STEP 3

    U BEEN THRU TRAUMA BB U NEED ANSWERS 2 QUESTIONS U HAVE NEVER AxED U NEED 2 LOOK BOTH WITHIN AND WITHOUT YRSELF BB DON’T B AFRAID 2 GET DEEP GET WET THIS IS METAPHYSICS THIS IS SOME NEW AGE SHIT RIGHT HERE Y U EVEN THINK WEB 2.0 FREE CULTURE INTERNET ART … Continue reading

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DAY GLOW’S GUIDE TO SURVIVING 2k13

DID YOU HAVE A BAD YEAR? I SURE DID.                               BUT GUESS WHAT THE REST OF MY YEAR IS GONNA RULE BECAUSE I TOTALLY AND SO CAN U BY FOLLOWING MY STEP BY STEP GUIDE STEP ONE: HAVE A TOTAL BREAK DOWN STARTING IN DECEMBER 2012. “WHOA, KSTO,” u might say 2 me, “AIN’T NOBODY … Continue reading

LET’S GET DEEP DISH LIKE PIZZA

PEOPLE HAVE TOLD ME THAT SOMETIMES MY PERFORMANCE ART TAKES ON A TONE THAT IS NOT UNLIKE A MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKER, I HAVE TOLD THEM THAT I THINK THAT’S SO AWESOME HERE’S SOME GENERATED STATUS UPDATES THAT MADE ME FEEL LIKE I AM DOING THINGS RIGHT WITH MY LIFE: (make yr own at http://what-would-i-say.com/ and share … Continue reading

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R U THERE INTERNET, IT’S ME KARA

/////////HELL0 W0RLD////////// YOU WANNA HEAR SOMETHING WEIRD? ON SUNDAY NITE I BOUGHT A PLANE TICKET FROM PITTSBURGH TO BOSTON ON MY IPHONE WHILE LYING IN MY SLEEPING BAG AND I FELL ASLEEP HAPPY BECAUSE I THOUGHT I WOULD BE ON A PLANE RIGHT NOW BUT THEN I WENT TO THE AIRPORT THIS MORNING AND FOUND … Continue reading

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Holding Out

“The best art is like sitting in a bath full of coconut scented bubbles while you check twitter DMs on your iPhone 5S, listening to that one Gotye song about how you used to know somebody or whatever. You don’t have to think about it, you just kinda feel it and maybe you even smell … Continue reading

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