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As the final event of their three-month Engagement Party residency, Finishing School presents Finding Joy, a public intervention taking place at MOCA Grand Avenue’s Sculpture Plaza, on Thursday, December 4, from 7 to 10pm. Engagement Party is the dynamic new initiative developed by The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA), to engage innovative Los Angeles–based artist collectives.
Intrigued by the military term “finding joy” (referring to the successful establishment of radio contact on the battlefield) Finishing School will lead a workshop in which participants will build small DIY radios that will be used to detect prerecorded transmissions located throughout the museum. To generate audio content, prior to the event Finishing School will interview members of the MOCA community about what brings them joy. The public is also welcome to share their thoughts by phone; to participate, please call the Finding Joy Hotline at 213/455-2926 and follow the instructions. Reception with cash bar to follow.
This event is FREE and open to the public. No reservations are required.
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But what I have been thinking about lately are not prospects of a successful career. I have been thinking more about the successes of friends I know who have moved on to new phases of their lives.
There is a great deal of uncertainty waiting for me in the next year. But no matter what life presents to me, I can’t help but have to remind myself how wonderful things have been. With everything I have said, I don’t even know how I can ask for anything more. Anything beyond this is a wonderful gift that I don’t really need.
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But my obsession with zines continues. In the current class that I'm teaching, Desktop Publishing, I'm making my students produce xeroxed zines for their final project. The ideas are so varied that I'm such a happy camper. I do agree that laying them out in InDesign can be an overkill. But I'm afraid that's the subject I teach. (Incidentally, I personally believe that all you'll ever need to be a designer are pen, paper, and a good xerox machine. It's not a hardset rule. I mean I do all my designs on my Macbook Pro. But I definitely do little things all the time in my sketchbooks that no one gets to see but me. Well, unless of course I feel like sharing them.)
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And I can't really end this post without mad shout outs to the Wankstazz for helping out with the ride.