This also meant that instead of doing a lot of work on my piece today, I've ended up on endless phone calls with various people know know the housing laws, etc. I now need to return to the piece. I had an anxiety dream last night about trying to perform it improvisationally in a pool, and was surprised that it started out well - after I was very late because looking for an outfit in which to recreate a baptism, but instead of white I could only find red fabric (so obvious these dreams!!!) - but then the performance got all confused and I was kind of embarrassed and realized I didn't have a clue what I was doing. Later on there was an incident involving not enough clothing. I mean, this is junior high-school grade dreaming, folks. So embarrassing!
I was joking with my friend Mary that the show may be me talking about what's going on with my life and why the show is not all the things it was supposed to be while letting unedited video and photos roll behind me to prove I had in fact planned to do a real show, but this is not That show....this may in fact happen. We'll see. Even if not all of it, some of it will have this element, because if life isn't proving it's dominance over every single one of my intentions right now, I don't know what the hell else is going on and the best way to show that may be a seriously fractured, seams-showing kinda show...
Today for the most part I've been typing up all the found text from various sources (rudely interrupted by landlord visit). Below is an excerpt of some raw found text (which I have not yet edited or cut up in any way) and below that some more photos...
Text from the Southend-on-sea pier:
Insert token into reader + barrier will automatically open
Gas Intake Room
Fancy a career change?
Danger Open Trench past this point
Visit the Lifeboats?
Give way to lifeboat emergency vehicle
Anglers! Beware of submerged obstructions in this area – loss of fishing tackle is likely.
Danger lower deck.
Access forbidden to all unauthorized persons
Visit lifeboat at pier head
Emergency Response – Penalty for Improper Use
The Sundeck is Open to Visitors
William I do not like you hiding
Don’t touch it
ASLI ♥ OZCAN
AMARILDO + ELIANA ♥
The Airscouts were here
Holy ♥ Sham
Megan loves Nan
Dave loves Tom
Harold Bruce Grant –
Beloved husband, father + grandfather who sailed these waters + who loved this pier.
BAILEY N. TOM K.
ABI LOVES SUKU
|god shot in fractured window|
|outside looking in to 'Adventure Island'|
|'American Whip' - note flags...|
|nicest graffiti I've seen in a while...|