I’m writing this before we know whether Punxatawaney Phil or Staten Island Chuck will predict more winter or early spring, but either way, we Collectivists have some exciting new stuff planned for this semester.
Kalamazoo 49. The whirlwind, the inspiration, the dance. My face still hurts from smiling.
Recently, I mentioned to a friend that I had been appointed Director of my university’s undergraduate core curriculum. “The WHOLE THING?” she asked. Yup. The whole enchilada. Little ol’ me.
For me, Vik Muniz offers a model of what the Material Collective should strive to be. He transforms the stuff of life—even the dirty, messy, seemingly banal substances—into beautiful and moving things.
In Boston, we gathered the hordes to think together about fragmentation and collectivity, time and matter, art and bodies.