Welcome to day two of absolutely no garbage, again! The day before yesterday, I got a straw at a bar in Montreal, which set the garbage clock back one more time. I am usually pretty vigilant about saying “no straw” but I was so caught up in ordering in French that I forgot! A friend of a friend took the straw to make it into a broach for me. She makes art from garbage too!
My friend Cara asked me to come to Concordia and speak to the sculpture graduate students about this project. It was amazing to talk to people who fully recognized what I am doing as art-in-life performance art! Everyone was very interested and listened attentively until it was time to ask questions. They had many intellegent and thoughtful questions. The only time I was interrupted was when I said I really wasn’t sure if we could meet our goal and it was beginning to look impossible, at which point 12 people cried out various forms of “no, it is possible! You can do it!” Awwww, our very own cheering squad!
We already aired on The hour-you can see it at http://www.cbc.ca/thehour/video.php?id=1332