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Friday, August 22, 2008

Dept. of Excellent Press Releases

posted by on August 22 at 15:09 PM

Ms Graves, I am a former grave digger, prom king and sergeant of Marines. I discovered truly hot by falling into the campfire at age 4 and have been to Winlock, Wa. to see the world’s largest egg. Currently I’m an eastside parks maintenance worker and Artist’s Trust Edge graduate who is pasting 20 photographs from a new body of work to the wall in Post Alley below the pig. I am pleased to invite you to view them on 1st Thursday, August 7 or whenever you’re at the market. Thank you, Daniel Kencke

These photographs “of the daily commute,” together titled Pedestrian will be on the poster wall on Post Alley below the Pike Place Market pig “until all images are torn/weathered off, posted over or otherwise assimilated.”

A tiny book of them the artist sent me includes several alluringly blurry prints shot from down low, with these poignant and to-the-point explanations in the front of the book:

Tech: 2-5 second exposure, a loosely aimed camera at waist level, inspired by John Waters movie “Pecker”
Impression: personal interactions mostly with cellphone and ipod, very little eye contact, no spontaneous conversation, determined movement and agenda; sad, lonely

I say go.

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I say call the police.

Posted by Greg | August 22, 2008 3:17 PM

That Greg is one philistine prig. Anti-art, anti-expression, anti-fun. What are you doing in the city anyway Greg? Leave your house much?

Posted by Gurldoggie | August 22, 2008 3:45 PM

hurray for public art that doesn't involve committees and aluminum.

Posted by boxofbirds | August 22, 2008 3:48 PM

Would this be our Daniel Bennett Kienecker, by any chance? The names are very similar, and so is the elusiveness of the writing. I think I shall have to go see.

Posted by Fnarf | August 22, 2008 3:53 PM

Right on @3. Hurray for public art in general! Hurray for beautifying otherwise dull spaces! Hurray for having the courage to express yourself without waiting for your neighbor's/mom's/government's approval!

Posted by Gurldoggie | August 22, 2008 4:03 PM

Kill yourself.

Posted by Greg | August 22, 2008 4:25 PM

That seems a trifle extreme, Greg.

Posted by Fnarf | August 22, 2008 5:05 PM

Wait, August 7th? Like, two weeks ago? And only now does the press release get out?

Posted by dr_awesome | August 22, 2008 5:46 PM

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