Kristin Van Loon on her installation Cate Blanchett at HAIR+NAILS — April 2017

Respect for the tenacity of the Shen Yun Street Team.
Speculation about their methods; ability to negotiate poster placements in businesses that rarely display. And hitting all the typical cork boards and brochure racks.
The social contract. How to be classy and broad and targeted in inviting.
My favorite holiday is “Fall Back”. My favorite season in “Shen Yun Season”.
Eat Street.
Fuck social media.
Looking at what you want to look at.
Free paper. High quality paper. Crisp folds. Gloss.
Pastels. The worst colors. Watching the colors I hate become the colors I love.
Fashion. Wearing Shen Yun’s palette. 2016 = yellow and pink. 2017 = green and orange. Fabergé.
The personal ethics of swiping. Never take all. An inch from each stack piling up in my apartment. Living on Nicollet.
Scanning the environment for the stand-out, for the ubiquitous. A skill developed as a geologist. The pink pebbles in the gravel telling you you’re downhill from Pike’s Peak.
Mom stealing soaps from hotel carts. Mom’s dossier of brochures for the family road trip. Mom made Triple-A Trip-tychs for a summer job. Mom navigating road-trips: the AAA maps spiral bound and folding out to the top, to the side. Every stop a McDonalds. Coca Cola. Shoot every Coke logo. Robert Irwin’s Coca Cola connoisseurship. The mis-remembered story of Warhol’s drippy Coke bottle. The swag boxes from Hollywood in the BLB employee break room: picked though enormous t-shirts, plastic wrapped 100-packs of posters, novelty pencils and chapsticks slathered in titles of movies that Need A Boost.
Blunt instrument targeted marketing. Looser than pop-up ads. Loose. Clunky.
British Pop. US Pop.
Measure. Ethics of excerpt. Stutter. Sample. Remix. Dance track.
Repetition vs. change.
Through compose.
Cinema. Closure. Animation with the dancers’ action unchanging. Brochure choreography.
A leg is both a stick and a circle.
Bump into window frame and wrap back, bump into door frame, wrap back. Splash Piece.
Honor the architecture. Rule break. Splash Piece Splash Piece. Cate Balanchett.
Cut by content. Cut by color. Verso. Sleeves extend. All the yellow legs displaced and make holes. Arabesque. Rite of Spring. I will strike it by spooling. Ah the light blue.
TV’s in bars.
Image square cut into image space.
Why does Seattle get a different edit of the Cate Blanchette quote?
Limited resources. A desperate plea to Portland. Ballet Russe trainstop tour.
Make in fragments in another room. Backyard commute. My transition from glue stick to scotch tape was around 2015. Adhesion anxiety. Go with what you know. Thank god I forgot to look again at Hirschhorn.
Glassy floor. Slip on shoes, slip off shoes. Cunningham collection. Aby Warburg. Library. Primary Source. Limited resources. Stay with the material. Pollute only once so far. Decorate around it.
Eyeball. Ballpark. Tape measure technique. Getting better. Keeping it all. Theatrical lighting.
A bar TV up there in the corner.