Moving Backwards and Forwards In Time: Perceptions Of A Son

Today I spent the afternoon in the dance school where I grew up with creative movement. My father still leads his class, as he did back when I was a boy. This is the second time in the last twelve months I have had the opportunity to watch and participate in the creative process with […]

Rhizome 2010 Commission Proposal “Preblog” by Pete Ippel

Preblog: Time capsule to Midwestern Teenage Life Before the World Wide Web – Blogging as a 15-Year-Old and 30-Year-Old at the Same Time San Francisco based artist Pete Ippel travels to rural Illinois to unlock the fire-proof safe that’s been buried in the closet of his childhood home since 1997. Ippel investigates and interprets nearly […]

Scar Stories: Youth, Shopping Carts, and Television

When I was a child, I was very adventurous. I have many scars on my body that remind me of stories… I was born near Chicago Illinois in a small town called Oak Park. View Larger Map I lived at the corner of East Avenue and Randolph Street in an apartment with eight other families. […]