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a blueprint of the bluegoose, 2003. created and directed by karen g. williams. L-R: karen g. williams, Nicole Garneau, A. Pulley
November 12, 2004 | From: Eric Klinenberg. Dear Nicole, I'm glad that you're doing something. Now that I am in NYC it's hard for me to be as engaged in Chicago civic life as I would like. A few thoughts: Live Bait theater was working on a theatrical version of HW, possibly aiming to put it on this coming summer. I haven't heard from them in awhile, but you might check in to see what they're up to.
January 22, 2005 | From Barrie: Nicole! Thanks again for visiting my class on Thursday. I thought you'd want to know that my next class was so excited that we performed the piece again!!! Something about people calling living Grandparents is so.....can't seem to find a word...vital maybe...multi-layered. It just seems to matter. Thanks for doing this work.
January 31, 2005 | From Indi: i saw your website before i saw [your] email and funny that i thought about stenciling with beet juice too. i have a lot to say after reading your last documentation about social normalcy and cops' roles in confronting people that appear to be doing "unusual" things. it makes me think that cities are pretty fucking conformist if someone like you gets so much attention from enforcement. there's probably something to it about you being white too.
February 9 , 2005 | From Susan: you often talk about pieces that you perform, and I always wish that there was a link to the text. while I'm familiar with a tiny bit of your work, I am fascinated by the body of your work. my challenge to you would be to have a place on your web site where someone could hear you read.
February 25 , 2005 | From Alice: I just did my check on your website. I like the little yogurt balls. Doing something daily really gives a different sense to time -- the time of doing the thing, the time around it, the time after it, the time thinking about it in advance. (Sometime maybe last year, I realized a huge part of the power of art-making for me is in the phase of conceiving, where I'm mulling over an idea, turning it around, thinking about strategies and execution.)
The daily project makes me understand a little more daily prayer. Jewish prayer over the course of the day (morning, afternoon, evening) is very intimately connected with marking and making sacred the very moments we are in as we say the words, not that I'm much following the Jewish daily prayer cycle. But I am feverishly practicing for my next Torah reading (March 5th) which is a section of the bible I just adore. It gives exhaustive details about the building of the mishkhan, the portable temple (Exodus 37:1-16 is my part in case you care). What I didn't anticipate is that it's HARD. John and I decided it's kind of like chanting specifications for a construction project in a language you don't really know that well and where the notes attached to each word don't go in the same flow as they would if you were telling a story, but rather go in a more disjointed, list-like pattern. Actually, it's not kind of like that, it's exactly like that!
February 26, 2005 | From Leah: I too love the wee moon by Abe's toe and your tongue like the universe's finger placing it there.
February 25 , 2005 | From bob: I finished reading all the entries for February on your website and oh my ----. You are doing some great things. I really liked the beach shadows from Feb 16th. The pictures are awesome and the last sentence is beautiful. I totally want to read some of your work; however, I am sure it is much better in person, and probably meant for performance rather than reading. It's awesome to be able to see so much of what you are doing, even if it is little snippits of your day. It's nice. I am glad you have a website and are doing this. It's awesome.
February 28, 2005 | From Brook: wow. the photo of Saucy Cockteau and FoxyCoxy... is intense. (*wiping the sweat from my brow*) it was a grand time! can't say that i've ever had so much fun seeing someone wrapped in leather straps accost the queer community for cash, while offering them a chance to ring a dildo....