This month marks ten years since I spent a week in Braddock, Pennsylvania, a small industrial burg just outside of Pittsburgh, with the members of the Broken Dayton Machine, a collective of Dayton-based artists. My job was to chronicle the installation of their show I AM IMMORTAL at UnSmoke Systems Artspace. We stayed in a hostel that, in ancient times, had been a convent. It was July and absolutely sweltering. Neither the hostel nor UnSmoke had AC, so during the day we drank PBR to stay hydrated. It was a hot, fun week spent with comrades making art.
The essay I wrote was called “Time is a Predator.” It was supposed to be published by Broken Dayton in some kind of thing, but that thing fell by the wayside, as things sometimes do. I’m still pleased with how it turned out.
Here’s the link to the piece if you’re interested in reading it.