Trailer with lettering: BAH DAH

Tag: GA

09/12/09 ART / Athens, GA

08/23/09 NO SOUL’S LOST / Decatur, GA

08/21/09 NO WORRIES / Decatur, GA

08/12/09 I GIVE MYSELF PERMISSION TO BE MYSELF / Decatur, GA

Trailer with lettering: I GIVE MYSELF PERMISSION TO BE MYSELF

08/09/09 RESPECT YOUR ELDERS / Atlanta, GA

08/07/09 FEELINGS ARE TRANSIENT / Decatur, GA

08/06/09 GOD GRANT ME THE SERENITY / Decatur, GA

Trailer with lettering: GOD GRANT ME THE SERENITY

The Serenity Prayer was authored by theologian, Reinhold Niebuhr.

08/02/09 A LITTLE GOOD A LITTLE BAD LIKE MOST FOLK / Athens, GA

Trailer with lettering: A LITTLE GOOD A LITTLE BAD LIKE MOST FOLK

Check out Chris Hubbard’s Heaven & Hell Car. His mantra is in harmony with his aesthetics.

06/20/09 THE ONLY THING THAT MATTERS IS THE GOOD GREEN EARTH / Athens, GA

Trailer with lettering: THE ONLY THING THAT MATTERS IS THE GOOD GREEN EARTH

06/18/09 TALKIN BOUT / Athens, GA

Trailer with lettering: TALKIN BOUT

On the streets, rapping is this man’s moniker and daily mantra.

06/17/09 NACHAS / Atlanta, GA

09/13/08 I JUST THANK GOD / Athens, GA

06/06/08 WE ARE ONE WITH THE INFINITE SUN / Decatur, GA

05/25/08 THANK YOU SWEET JESUS / Athens, GA

Trailer with lettering: THANK YOU SWEET JESUS

This person rededicated his life to Jesus in the Mantra Trailer.

05/07/08 YOU HAVE TO DO IT EVERY TIME YOU CAN’T GET LAZY / Athens, GA

Trailer with lettering: YOU HAVE TO DO IT EVERY TIME YOU CAN’T GET LAZY

05/04/08 IT’S ALL GRAVY BABY / Athens, GA

04/28/08 I CAN DO ANYTHING FOR 10 DAYS / Decatur, GA

04/24/08 I HAVE TO PULL AWAY / Atlanta, GA

03/28/08 Setting Up the Mantra Trailer / Durham, NC

This is the first day of the cross-country tour. The kick off is tonight at the Center for Documentary Studies. I’ll be presenting the project during the Fresh Docs program. “Setting Up the Mantra Trailer” was shot in January with Erika Simon in Atlanta, GA. We edited it this week for it’s premier tonight at Fresh Docs.

01/08/08 OKAY / Athens, GA

01/08/08 I’M DOING FINE WITHOUT YOU / Athens, GA

01/08/08 I CHOOSE TO HONOR GOD / Athens, GA

01/08/08 GOD WHAT EVER YOU ARE FILL ME / Athens, GA

01/08/08 EVERY THING HAS ITS TIME / Athens, GA

01/08/08 DO THY WILL AND HARM ME NONE / Athens, GA

01/08/08 ACCEPT – ADAPT – AND MOVE ON / Athens, GA

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01/08/08 HAPPINESS IS LIFE AND LIFE NEEDS HAPPINESS / Athens, GA

01/08/08 Open & closed communities / Athens, GA

The difference between college towns like Athens, GA and tourist communities like Daytona Beach are night and day, open and closed. I must have archived close to 30 mantras on College Ave in Athens. There were plenty of curious folks ranging from the homeless, to students, to prospective students, to professors, to musicians. Many people approached me, eager to find out what the deal was with the trailer. In stark contrast to the suspicious rejection of the trailer in Daytona Beach, I began to wonder about people on vacation and the need to be in control in unfamiliar territory.

Many thanks to my awesome hosts Chris Hubbard, the creator of the Heaven and Hell Art Car and Susan Staley.

01/01/08 Spaghetti Junction / Atlanta, GA

The Mantra Trailer visits Atlanta but not before getting lost on Spaghetti Junction. The I-85 & I-285 interchange must be an architectural wonder and it’s almost as fun as riding a roller coaster. The mantras used in the video were both recorded in Atlanta. Erika and I set the trailer up in front of the Java Monkey in Decatur on New Year’s Eve day and at a private party in Virginia Highlands on New Year’s Eve. Response to the Mantra Trailer was friendly, curious and diverse. This entry is dedicated to our most marvelous Atlanta host. Thanks Audrey!

12/31/07 PEOPLE OF THE WORLD HAVE BOUNDLESS POTENTIAL / Decatur, GA