04 June 2012 | Rebooting this here blog, here...
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It has been a while, huh?
Lots of changes for me. Wrapped up four-and-one-half years of teaching in the Visual Effects department at Savannah College of Art and Design last May and then packed my bags for Singapore, where I am working as an in-house technical trainer for Lucasfilm. I am planning to be here for at least another year…
On the artwork front, momentum has built up on a very long-term project, Strange Attractions. Things are progressing nicely, but more on that soon…
Kenneth A. Huff; Strange Attractions series; 2012; final medium to be determined.
I have been doing some traveling…
P.S. I snuck in some posts, earlier in the month (before the online version of this blog actually was functional and visible), regarding brain kibble and the use of quotations in this here blog, here. Sneaky, huh?
Enlightenment is always there. Small enlightenment will bring great enlightenment. If you breathe in and are aware that you are alive—that you can touch the miracle of being alive—then that is a kind of enlightenment.
— Thich Nhat Hanh
15 June 2010 | Projection installations in Salina, Kansas
This month, I was commissioned by the Salina Arts and Humanities Commission to create projection installations in the downtown area of Salina, Kansas. Under a larger project, “Street Sites”, I installed time-based projections at two sites.
The first, based on 2009.2, was installed in four windows of the offices of the Arts and Humanities Commission, on the second floor, east side of the Smoky Hill Museum, 211 West Iron Avenue.
The four synchronized, proportionally-spaced panels were extracted from a larger image, especially for the site.
The second piece, based on 2007.5, was installed at 107-1/2 Santa Fe Avenue.
In the wee hours of the morning, on my last day there, I temporarily installed a test of a new work that I started developing while in Salina.
My thanks go out to the staff of the Arts and Humanities Commission for their kind helpfulness and hospitality. Special thanks to Karla Prickett and Josh Morris. Funding for “Street Sites” was provided by the National Endowment for the Arts.
The projections will continue to be shown for the next few weeks, starting at around 8 p.m.
23 March 2010 | From the Top
A wonderful way to end my spring break…a Sunday afternoon performance of a movement from Brahms’ Piano Quartet No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 25.
Held in the Palm Beach home of one of my collectors (that is 2007.3 showing behind the musicians), the concert was hosted and accompanied by Christopher O’Riley, of public broadcasting’s From the Top. The young musician are Alexandra Switala (violin), John-Henry Crawford (cello) and Robert Switala (viola).
So, I have decided that 2007.3 goes very well with strings…
(That’s Mr. Sean watching from the front row.)
11 January 2010 | Exhibition of prints at Telfair's Jepson Center
An exhibition of my prints, Kenneth A. Huff: Organic Constructions, is on display at the Telfair Museum of Art’s Jepson Center through 22 February 2010, in Savannah, Georgia. Nine prints from 2000–2005 are being exhibited. Shown above is 2001.1, part of an ongoing series of works based on mathematical knot theory.
Since we can’t know what knowledge will be most needed in the future, it is senseless to try to teach it in advance. Instead, we should try to turn out people who love learning so much and learn so well that they will be able to learn whatever needs to be learned.
— John Holt
07 September 2009 | Symphony performance at Ars Electronica Festival
A time-based work, 2007.3, shown during the Ars Electronica 2009. The performance-specific, time-based, projection work was created by Kenneth A. Huff at the invitation of the curatorial panel of the festival’s Vom Streben nach ungehörter Musik Große Konzertnacht (Pursuit of the Unheard, The Big Concert Evening). Dennis Russell Davies conducted the Bruckner Orchester Linz in a performance of Alan Havhaness’ Lousadzak (Coming of Light) for piano and strings, Op. 48. Maki Namekawa was the piano soloist. The evening performance took place in the Brucknerhaus, along the Daube River in Linz, Austria on 6 September 2009.
More information on Ken’s participation in the festival can be found in a previous post.