SLU is celebrating reunion weekend, and we’ve just learned about interesting new projects that two alumni are working on.
In the first, Alexey Timbul (who went by the last name Boulokhov while at SLU and graduated in 2003), is using Kickstarter to fund his performance art project, in which he will “perform simple life routines, gestures and expressions in memoriam of the queer victims of the Nazi persecution. This performance art project will consist of naming, numbering, dedication, doing and documenting of 175 simple actions, an allusion to the infamous Paragraph 175 which criminalized homosexuality.”
At this time, there are three days left for the project to find funding — he has reached 70% of his goal! — and we hope he finds the support necessary for this undertaking.
The second project also involves “performance,” but of an entirely different sort. Alex Duane graduated this year and participated in both senior exhibitions at the gallery this semester. With Andrew Skaggs and Matthew Didisheim (also SLU alumni), Alex will be bicycling across the country, starting in Vermont and heading east through the northern part of the US and southern Ontario and then into British Columbia before heading south into Washington and down the Pacific coast. It looks like the final destination is somewhere in northern California.
The group will be keeping a blog at bicycletraverse.wordpress.com/. Alex is a thoughtful and engaging writer, and I’m looking forward to his posts.