08/16/09 BE WHO YOU WANT TO BE / Santa Cruz, CA
This mantra starts with FIND YOUR VOICE to TRUST YOURSELF to …
07/29/09 TAN CIERTO / San Francisco, CA
I am here
as certain as the air that I breath,
as certain as the morning rises,
as certain as I sing for you and you can hear me.
07/28/09 OM BENA SATO SAMAYA / Santa Monica, CA
100 syllable mantra, the chanting of which is used in rituals of purification.
The Mantra Trailer will make an appearance at the Mission Creek Music and Arts Festival on Saturday, July 18 from Noon – 4 PM, in John McLaren Park @ Jerry Garcia Amphitheater, near 40 John F Shelley Drive @ Mansell Street, San Francisco, CA.
I’ll be inviting people into the trailer and giving away free CD’s of My Favorite Mantras from NOON until 4 PM. The music lasts until 8 PM. So come out, enjoy the music and explore your mantra!
Appearance sponsored by the Weatherspoon Museum of Art in conjunction with the exhibition, Our Subject Is You.
07/01/09 NAM-MYOHO-RENGE-KYO / UC Santa Cruz, CA
05/10/09 Just Fishing / Sacramento River Delta, CA
This weekend I went to the Sacramento River Delta with my friend, Bret, and we took the trailer. But it wasn’t the Mantra Trailer when we left Treasure Island where it’s been parked for almost a year. Without the sign board it was just a fishing trailer and a pretty shabby one at that.
Later in the trip I spent some time putting up new mantras on the blank walls of the trailer and once again it was transformed. See EVERY DAY IS A FISHING DAY.
If I keep the trailer for years to come, it will forever be the Mantra Trailer, even on holiday. From now on I will always travel with the messages recorded in the trailer. There is something magic about the words. They give the Mantra Trailer it’s voice and a presence that seems to emanate from the interior out. It has personality.
03/17/08 Cross Country Tour Schedule
March 21, 6 – 9 pm, Scrap Exchange, Third Friday Culture Crawl, Durham, NC
March 28, 6:30 – 7:30 pm, Fresh Docs: Work in Progress, Center for Documentary Studies, Durham, NC
March 29, 1 – 5 pm, Davidson College, Art Fest – Student Union, Davidson, NC
March 30, 6 – 7:30 pm, Downtown Charlottesville, VA
April 1, 10 – 2 pm, University of Virginia, Near South Lawn, Charlottesville, VA
April 4, 10 – 2 pm, Bethany College, Benedum Commons, Bethany, WV
April 7, 10 – 2 pm, University of Cincinnati, Student Union, OH
April 11 – 27, Three Walls Gallery, Chicago, IL, Here’s the current schedule of Mantra Trailer appearances in Chicago:
April 18, 11 am – 3 pm, the drive at 401 N Michigan Ave.
April 22, for students only, A.N. Pritzker Elementary School, Wicker Park
April 24, 10 am – Noon, Live radio broadcast – “God Talk” on Vocalo.org 89.5 FM
April 26, 10 am – 2 pm, Hyde Park Art Center, Creative Move: Moving Mountains, 5020 S Cornell Ave.
April 28, 10 – 2 pm, Knox College, Student Union, Galesburg, IL
May 14 – 16, Interrupt! Intervene! Conference on Interventionist Art, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA
May 24, Subversive Complicity, The LAB, San Francisco, CA – location & time to be announced
02/14/08 Sunset at the Sunset / San Francisco
Brenda Hutchinson is ringing bells at sunrise and sunset. She is convinced that “something as inarguable as the movement of the earth can be used as a point of unity and awareness among large groups of people who might otherwise find it impossible to agree.”
I’m house sitting for Brenda in the Sunset neighborhood in San Francisco. She lives ten blocks from the ocean. I decided to join her mantra of bell ringing – at least for one day. You can join her too at DailyBell2008.
This is the second in a series of Mantra Trailer Trailers that explore transitional states of being.
For the last few years I’ve set my sight on relocating to the Bay Area. I arrived today in the Berkeley Hills where I’m staying with a friend for a few weeks while getting acclimated to the area. Personally the Mantra Trailer journey is about finding home, uprooting and sending out new shoots. The mantras included in this trailer were recorded by three of my best friends in Durham, NC. I asked them to consider a mantra that addressed their sense of place, neighborhood, home and community.