Four curator/artists that do their work at Brooklyn Fire Proof, 119 Ingram St. come to the studio so I can talk to them mostly about the shows they are curating at BFP. I try to get them to talk about what in their (anyone's) personalities make for such great communal and wildly productive collaboration. They all have pretty balanced egos would be my conclusion. MOST IMPORTANTLY SEE THEIR GREAT SHOWS THIS WEEKEND!
ADO Projects (Christopher Stout Gallerist): David B. Frye, “So What Did You Do With The Money?
The Monetized Negro And The Poltergeist Of My Family's Story Within American History”
"Transcendence of Us"- Curators Gowan, Meer w/ Neidhardt A group show of artists that participate in the Trans-cen-der Art Group@ Brooklyn Fire Proof East's Gallery 104, September 22 - September 24th, 2017 https://www.facebook.com/events/122875958364237 More about Trans-cen-der: https://www.facebook.com/transcenderart/
THESE CURATORS ARE ALL ARTISTS TOO - Here is their work
TIM GOWAN: www.artbygenki.com
MEER MUSA: https://www.facebook.com/ArtistMeerMusa
SHARILYN NEIDHARDT: http://nineofwands.tumblr.com/
CHRISTOPHER STOUT: http://www.christopherstout.com/
Yael is a phenomenal writer, singer, artist and creative force in general. She talks openly about her own journey with mental illness while I take inspiration and comfort in her strength and capacity for growth and development.
Courtney Frances Fallon calls herself a writer, but that doesn't nearly cover it. Right now her focus is her project https://www.drawtheblueline.com/ a citywide project where she hopes to communicate to attendees of the United Nations General Assembly that the public supports the Paris Agreement.
The only explanation I can get to is my discovery of her athletic interest which can make people perennially happy due to their endorphin production. However Courtney has prevailed over some things she can't really talk about... You tell me! More Courtney info here: http://www.courtneyfrancesfallon.com/
Michelle does this interesting work that is so original it is hard to describe-it's both visual and performative, and it is a living thing that changes over time and the research and discovery is the work more than a planned result.
Anyways we have an intense session about Michelle's rabbit hole trip to Poland and more to delve into her family history. She gets her mother ensnared along the way.
Michelle's work is punctuated by her collection of "coincidences" that lead her path through life in general. Is Michelle whatchamacallit... "Psychic" or what is it? We spoke about her feelings about her metaphysical qualities and this was her post after the show: August 24 at 4:34pm ·
Today, on the air Dr. Lisa astutely observed my discomfort around publicly owning my mystical skills (outside of the performance space, that is). I am thinking a lot about why this is.
Uluç Ülgen has a well-known podcast: http://www.podcasts.com/murmur.com-podcast Uluc solicits strangers through "take one" postings that have his name, address and phone number to get them to come his home for an intimate conversation which he makes into a an episode for his podcast. More info on mürmur is on Wikipedia and right here www.mürmur.com
Uluç was born in Turkey and then moved as a kid to the U.S. with his mother. At a difficult and alone part of his life, Uluc took a trip to Turkey that opened his soul up to trusting others in a new way.
So this is definitely related to what I do but I would NEVER let the kind of people Uluç has by into my home! Way out of control and some are criminals! But Uluç has trust people in a way most of us don't. https://www.theparisreview.org/blog/2017/01/05/murmurings/
I've managed to turn comedian/storyteller into a regular client. She reports on the progress she's made since our initial session in May right here: https://www.podomatic.com/podcasts/drlisa/episodes/2017-06-15T22_52_47+00_00 and we find out she's taken great and brave steps towards her goals of storytelling and dating. She has done a few storytelling shows and is meeting new people that way. She likes storytelling. Dating is slower-tho she has made dating attempts online. We schedule another session for Thurs. Aug. 5th-I'm looking forward to hearing more about working in some dating stories with all that storytelling!
Grant Lindahl is super-talented and wonderfully honest. He has just started therapy for real when I get to catch up with him. He grew up in Appalachia, his parents were ok, but his classmates treated him like a freak and much to Grant's credit, he didn't retreat.
Grant's life is going great career-wise and hopeful relationship-wise-he just needs to deal with the realization that his words and actions have an effect on the other people. I relate from having a fairly isolated childhood myself. Check out Grant's work-this is an amazing true story animation he made about the weirdest "zoo" that ever existed - only in small town Appalachia- More great Grant Lindhal here. http://grantdraws.com/ And don't miss his monthly show, Art School Acid Dropout at The Creek and The Cave http://creeklic.com/
I was really excited about having Laura, the owner of THE FOOTLIGHT BAR - (The Bushwick Daily's readers' choice award for best live music venue). ANYWAYS- Laura and I wind up having a long, revealing and inspiring session about suicide. We also talk about how she met her husband, performer Tim Shea six years ago. They're getting married soon-in 2 months-September 10! The trajectory of how Laura and Tim met and developed their relationship is unusually healthy, but still offbeat. I'm hoping to get them back on the show together!Laura is a musician and Berklee School of Music full-scholarship student and we get to hear some of her music at the end: Bridgetandthesquares.bandcamp.com www.thefootlightbar.nyc
@thefootlightbar #music #psychotherapy #suicide #wedding #inspiration
Do you remember Ben Curtis from "Dude You're Getting A Dell?" Well it really doesn't matter, because that dude has moved on and grown! We talk about his turn on the shrink couch with me live in 2004, his arrest and overnight experience in jail. He has developed so much and grown - music career, starring role in a big off broadway show, a coaching and wellness service, Soul Fit NYC—plus it turns our he's engaged! To his vocalist, Cassie Firemann! I enjoy myself by putting the bass player, Robbie Frost on the spot by asking him what conflicts he's observed in their relationship. All beginning with a full scholarship to NYU Tisch.
https://www.facebook.com/fullmoonpartymusic/ https://www.facebook.com/fireandthefrost/?pnref=lhc http://www.thecrusadeofconnorstephens.com/ http://www.soulfit.nyc/ #music #actor #psychotherapy #healing
Every once in a while I feel so down on myself that I can't hide it, so I take a break from putting it out there to taking it in. Personally, I think I sound like a winey, spoiled, ungrateful, douchbag but Nina shows she is up to the task. The well-known Need A Mom shows she is the herculean of all moms. And for that I am grateful. http://www.needamomnyc.com/