11.11.2009

BYRDS OF PARDISE



Byrds of Paradise have got a new tape out on friendshipbracelet so pick it up. Ep coming soon! GET INTO IT!


- Garrett

11.09.2009

Tweet Tweet


I finally bought into the twitter craze: www.twitter.com/garrettmutz

Also feel free to checkout my website its under construction and im not too sure if i want to continue with using wordpress but what the hell: www.gmutz.com

I also spent some time printing up a mock FOM magazine first issue:


- Garrett

11.02.2009

SIGN ME UP



- Garrett

10.19.2009

scum suckers four.

new trailer for the fourth movie. don't worry about the first three, they weren't good.



big screening:

oct. 23, 2009
aphrodite gallery
620 south 5th st.
philadelphia
8:30 pm

10.16.2009

Grand Army


Check out Grand Army, a young design group pumping out some sick work.


- Garrett

New Sony add "Soundville"


Done by the same people that brought us the amazing bouncing balls down a San Francisco street commercial. Really Really Cool.

-Garrett

10.11.2009

perfect




Liu Bolin, the call him The Invisible Man

http://v1kram.posterous.com/liu-bolinthe-invisible-man

10.03.2009

9.19.2009

....

this guy has seriously made me want to get back into electronics and experiementing with that kind of stuff, though Im probably yeaaaars away from what he can do.

same guy as the video below, this time trying to make it so instead of a pre determined pattern its what his face (in the middle) does, will be recreated ont eh others' faces

9.08.2009

Break the Plain

After losing my 4gb thumb drive with ALL of my senior work on it and my whole website, I finally sat my ass down and built a quick simple site just to get my portfolio and resume up. Pretty much did what everyone else has, the old indexhibit esq navigation on the right, display window on the right, and though its laking pictures of myself like everything else, i enjoy its simpleness.

www.kieferusa.com

8.24.2009

Yo! ADS me as a friend.

some nice ads I found to be featured in the FOM Magazine first issue, release date: the future.

8.17.2009

Lost in Transition

over the past couple months I've been lost in where I belong and where I need to move/work. Hopefully in the next month all will be fixed, but most importantly I will be able to do some new work. The latest thing I did was finish the films for this collage that I hope to do CMYK print and start my FUCK DIGITAL PRINT movement.

7.19.2009

6.21.2009

Kenny and Me interview excerpt

So Kenny Brown interviewed me for our own magazine, I think it went well, heres a sample to wet your beak

Kenny Brown: first question: Sean, why are you such an asshole?

Sean Kiefer: well when I was little, I used to be the cool kid, everyone followed me around. I was ill and handsome and was just the shit. As I got older I got slightly chubby and just weird, and since my whole life I had two older brothers who constantly beat me down verbally and physically I had defense mechanisms, usually sarcasm. Picked up sarcasm from my brother who was basically Chandler Bing, smart but somewhat awkward, then on top of that I learned quickly that I don’t like most people, and once someone is seen as invaluable to me in my eyes I have no problem belittling them. I like to keep to myself and hate everything

6.12.2009

FOM issue #1

FOM magazine issue one will hopefully be released early to mid July, and it's gonna be a doozy

contributions from FOM members such as myself, Garrett, Jon V, Beryl, our friend Alan, and my co editor Alex Pines, as well as other special guests.

be on the lookout for interviews with

Trapped Under Ice
Loud & Obnoxious clothing
and Mr. Stigma from Agnostic Front

also tons of comics, illustrations, articles, photos, and tons of extras

5.29.2009

ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS

the FOM magazine has begun to take form, and we are starting to compile everything so anyone who wants to submit something for the mag, just send it over to FomMag@gmail.com or keep a look out for www.fommag.com which will be up soon

http://www.twitter.com/jviguers




5.19.2009

ritual, i

Ritual, I from Luke Andersen on Vimeo.



short film by Luke Andersen, Maria Caruso, Mare Ludensky, and Garrett Mutz

5.15.2009

S.Kiefer, fame is hard work

So after several LOONG work days, including a 36+hour work session with no food or sleep, I finally got the S. Kiefer thesis up and running, and as I write this the bitch from the internship office walked by and I want to punch her in the face. But anyway, here are some crappy pictures of the room, later today and on sunday, there will be nicer pictures taken to fully document the piece. The room is 8'x8'.

Entrance way

Inside, to the right.

Inside, facing the doorway
View from the 2nd floor balcony.

Im also here everyday signing autographs, so if you want one just come up and ask.

5.05.2009

wizards and spells.

I got published:


And it was blogged about:

4.29.2009

some text messages.

So Sean took my words and made a book and it looks professional and I'm impressed and not surprised some girl tried to steal / hide it from the rest of the world.  I'll post pictures later.  For now, here's what I wrote:

A Few Words

4.26.2009

PIN up girls

are a dumb trend, but what we need to do is bring back the 1" pin. So that's why I've decided to quit trying to do clothing and just run the pin game on the east coast. First set were made in under an hour just to throw some stuff out there, image what we could do in a day.

4.18.2009

poetry.

Colonel Sanders,
America's pride.
Makes his chicken
roasted or fried.
So get your shoes on
and take a ride,
down to the corner..
Kentucky Fried.

4.16.2009

I admit i have been slacking.

here are a few things i have been working on. some are projects, others personal. it may not make a difference to you though.







wootberries.


4.12.2009

4.07.2009

fuck art


half done. probably wont finish it. got to the point where i add all the pretty textures (to form the figure and background) and such and i thought...fuck it.


scratch that. finished.


better things in the weeks to come, now that im re-familiarizing myself with this whole "art phenomenon"



4.06.2009

Book (part I)

From the syllabus:

3) Final Project: You might notice that most of the books we’re reading are book-length poems/projects. Your final project will be a book that is a thoughtful extension of the work(s) you’ve created during the semester.

so I came up with this:

FINAL PROJECT
Text message

Week of every message sent and received. I want to record them all and then construct poems with what I send and receive. Some poems will only use text messages, some may be poems inspired by the content, some will use articles about text messaging and its impact on modern communication, some will use WebMD information about the dangers and harms of text messaging. I also hope to conduct interviews with individuals and find specific situations where texting played a significant role, or possibly recreate scenes or situation using only language from text messages. I’m thinking Nowack meets Goldsmith meets Nelson meets Brathwaite meets Coultas.

As far as the physical project goes, I hope to make a chapbook. I’d like to have a physical book, and I have a friend who majors in printmaking and book making who offered to help. If not, then I’ll just compile it into some sort of .pdf. I’d like to use the pictures I send and receive to help make the project a little more pretty.

Questions:

I know the project is very broad, what can I do to focus it?
Is a week long enough or too long to compile the text messages?
Should I bother making a book, or would another medium work better?
Should I include the picture messages?
Would anyone want to read this? Why or why not?
Should I tell the people I text that this will be recorded for a project? Do I legally have to?

which turned into this:

So I met with Jena and she really helped me focus the project. It's going to be split into three parts:

I. A transcription of the all the text messages I receive and send for one 24 hour period. The text messages will be heavily annotated / footnoted with historical references, google explanations, quotations, references, and other nonsense. When I say heavily, I mean almost every word. Text messages are supposed to be the most simple and convenient form of communication, so I want to make them complicated and academic and hopefully somewhat funny/interesting. the annotations will be on the same page, below I think I want to title the section "monday." or whatever day of the week I happen to choose. the section would probably be broken up into hourly sub sections.

II. I'm going to ask as many people as possible to divulge the last text message they sent, and to whom it was sent. I did this for another poem earlier in the year and the results were pretty solid. This time around I want to get more people involved and possibly ask them 2 to 3 times throughout a single day. I will map / transcribe the texts and allow the reader to see the connections between people and the conversations people have through the small snipits of text. In terms of formating, I pictured squares of text information like:

From: Jonathan
miley cyrus is the voice
of all generations.
To: Nick

with something like 9, 12, or 16 a page depending on page and font size. Or i could just do a list poem with who said what to whom right down the left side of the page. Possible section name: "he said. she said."

III. This one I'm not too sure about. I'd like to do something more creative, possibly experimenting with the line breaks the screen forces, a concept Jackee brought to my attention, possibly by taking texts and trying to mess with meaning depending with the line breaks. Or taking only misspelled / words with improper grammar to form a poem. Or by use only messages sent to me to try to form a conversation between the other people who are not actually talking to each other. I don't know about this one yet.

A few names I came up with for the title of the book: "texting." "what a waste." "some language." "some words."

Questions
1. Is this better or worse than my first idea?
2. How much / many actual text messages should I use for the first section? Is a day too long / not long enough?
3. How can I format the second section? Is the block idea or line idea or some other idea the best and most practical and interesting?
4. What can I do with the third section? Should I attempt to be creative or just stick with more experiments?
5. I came up with titles as I was writing this, suggestions?

I could use some more suggestions, if anyone reads this thing.

4.01.2009

Coastin'

First consumer product for my thesis show, S. Kiefer coasters. made 55 of these, double sided with face and signature logo, 3.5" diameter, letterpressed face / screenprinted logo. (picture does not do halftone justice, click it to see enlarged version)



3.31.2009

published

I got a feature story in the Temple News  Arts and Entertainment section.  Read it please.


POET

I hate newspapers.


3.29.2009

The Beginning of the Legend

After a 30 minute sitting silence without the ability to move my face, see, and barely breath, it was well worth it to create the first step in a main piece for my thesis. So the first casting of my face is complete, and now through the amazingness of Nick Poyner the next steps of the eyes and hair are now being completed, and by April 6th a bronze Legend will emerge.


3.25.2009

getting back in the game.


a little something or other.
to re-re-re-learn photoshop.
more on the way.
love, matt.

3.23.2009

i rushed again and this happened it looks better on word but i like found text.



It Happened To Alexa Foundation Fundraiser

March 19, 2009

Bill O’Reilly from “The O’Reilly Factor” will speak at a luncheon in Palm Beach on Thursday March 19, at the Ritz Carlton, Manalapan, Florida

So anyway, these two girls come in from the suburbs and they get bombed, and their car is towed because they're moronic girls and, you know, they don't have a car.

Supreme Court of the State of New York County of New York
ANDREA MACKRIS, Plaintiff,


-against-

with all proceeds benefiting the “It Happened to Alexa Foundation.”

BILL O’REILLY, NEWS CORPORATION, FOX NEWS CHANNEL, TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX FILM CORP., and WESTWOOD ONE, INC.,

So they're standing there in the middle of the night with no car.

Defendants.

The purpose of the It Happened to Alexa Foundation is to help support rape survivors 

At all times mentioned here in, Defendant BILL O’REILLY has held himself as a morally right, independent political pundit.

And then they separate because they’re drunk. They separate, which you never do.

through the trauma of the criminal trial,

Throughout her employment at Defendant FOX, Plaintiff ANDREA MACKRIS has reported directly to, and been supervised by Defendant BILL O’REILLY

in the hopes that more survivors will go through with the

Defendant BILL O’REILLY, invited Plaintiff ANDREA MACKRIS out to dinner purportedly to discuss her future at FOX.

All right.

Defendant BILL O’REILLY, lavished Plaintiff ANDREA MACKRIS with unsolicited advice regarding her handling of future relationships with the opposite sex.

Now Moore, Jennifer Moore, 18, on her way to college. She was 5-foot-2, 105 pounds, wearing a miniskirt and a halter top with a bare midriff.

Within defendants FOX NEWS and WESTWOOD ONE a permissive and encouraging environment for gender discrimination and sexual harassment reigns among supervisors, managers, and employees for the companies.

prosecution in order to put these perpetrators behind bars.

Defendant BILL O’REILLY, advised Plaintiff ANDREA MACKRIS to avoid future contact with her ex-fiance, to have manicures and pedicures and “pick up 23 year-olds in bars,” to attend charity events and meet men with credentials

Also appearing with Mr. O’Reilly will be Wendy Murphy, advisory board member of It Happened to Alexa Foundation, Author of “And Justice For Some” and frequent contributor to Fox News and MSNBC.

After these words during the course of the dinner in early May 2002, Defendant BILL O’REILLY’s demeanor abruptly changed.

Now, again, there you go.

With little preamble, Defendant BILL O’REILLY launched into a vile and degrading monologue about sex.

So every predator in the world is gonna pick that up at two in the morning.

During the course of this dinner, Defendant BILL O’REILLY bragged that he had telephone sex with other women.

Established in 2003, the foundation assists rape victims’ families with travel expenses 

Defendant then stated he was going to Italy to meet the Pope, that his pregnant wife was staying home with his daughter, and implied he was looking forward to some extra-marital dalliances with the “hot” Italian women.

She's walking by herself on the West Side Highway, and she gets picked up by a thug.

Defendant O’REILLY then boasted that the woman had her first orgasm via masterbation as he spoke to her on the telephone.

All right.

O’REILLY told Plaintiff ANDREA MACKRIS she knew the woman from FOX.

Now she's out of her mind, drunk.

during the litigation process and is the only organization of its kind in the United States.

And the thug takes her over to New Jersey in the cab and kills her and rapes her and does all these terrible things to her.

O’REILLY further suggested that the women needed to be trained so that they’d be equipped and ready to go when a “real man shows up in your lives,” and offered “lessons.

And the thug is so stupid, he uses her cell phone,

Defendant O’REILLY repeatedly begged Plaintiff to have telephone sex with him that night.

and the cops trace it back to him and they -- and they arrest him and charge him with murder.

VERIFIED COMPLAINT.
Index No.: 04114558
FILED Oct. 13 2004
New York County Clerk Office

He had a prostitute girlfriend with him, and she's charged as an accessory to murder.

He suggested that Plantiff ANDREA MACKRIS purchase a vibrator and name it, and that he had "one shaped like a cock with a little battery in it” that a woman had given him. It became apparent that Defendant was masturbating as he spoke.

But Jennifer Moore is in the ground. She's dead.

Plaintiff ANDREA MACKRIS felt angry, abused and disgusted.

If any woman ever breathed a word I'll make her pay 
so dearly that she'll wish she'd never been born.  I'll 
rake her through the mud, bring up things in her life 
and make her so miserable that she'll be destroyed.  
And besides, she wouldn't be able to afford the lawyers 
I can or endure it financially as long as I can.  And 
nobody would believe her.  It'd be her word against 
mine and who are they going to believe?  Me or some 
unstable woman making outrageous accusations?  They'd 
see her as some psycho, someone unstable.  Besides, 
I'd never make the mistake of picking some unstable 
crazy girls like that.

You are not alone.

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3.16.2009

ecopoetics

i was supposed to write an ecopoetic poem, but i put it off to the last minute and came up with something that has nothing to do with anything.  it's not finished:



SPRING BREAK ‘09!


we left it was 5:30 and grey and Gray
L.A. was (approximately) 1303.61 miles
away with the stratus and snacks and gas
packed for a trip down
95, 495, 640, 40, 59, 459, 10, 610, 310, 90
South and West
with no stops except for gas
and cigarettes
and coffee
and Foam Henge
and buffets
and stretching
and Knoxville
and bathrooms / restrooms
if absolutely
necessary.

we’re going to build so many houses
tomorrow! we said not now!
at night with the mechanical
bull and dancing
on bars and test tube shots
from bras and HAND GRENADES
on bourbon street with manrobots / manfemales/ with manshirt-
less and homeless(er) waiting
in the blue bayou under
an hour away.

Hi volunteers we’re so happy you made it, we hope you have a great time this week pretending to work and care about the people in need. Now, we know that you just want to get out of here as fast as possible, so we’re going to provide you with free housing and a very simple but limited workload in hopes that you don’t destroy our progress. And please don’t forget to donate your money so that we can pay professionals to correct your inevitable mistakes. Don’t worry, they’ll come after hours while you’re on our beaches eating at quasi “local” restaurants with prime snapshot opportunities that prove you are certainly not a tourist.
Thank you!


“Bon Jovi brought the crack!”
the locals say
something about destruction
and culture or environment and
not exactly the best habit-
tats for human-ity,
BUT the Jovi donated one million
dollars
Wade’s Hawaiian shirt argues—
without him this very development
wouldn’t be possible.
without him there’d be no homes
on Bon Jovi Blvd.

there’d be no trim to repaint
with tiny overused brushes—
don’t touch that circular saw,
or hammer, or wood,
or anything,
just paint and repaint and re-repaint
then shovel
dirt from this pile
to this pile,
idiots.

Wow these southerners sure are
backwards we comment in
awful southern accents:
They park cars 
in rivers and roofs
kept in basements for
safekeeping, no wonder they
so desperately need our help
and overarching 
generalizations.

this place is beautiful
through windshields
saw Exxons and grass
and reststops and states
and gators
in stew and frogs
legs on plates from
that little known hometown restaurant
stop Dynasty Buffet
(the one with the pretty yellow
billboard above the treeline
and what may have been
a home.)

cameras ready for documenting
destruction with smiles
climbing piles of lives
for the best photo ops
cause six hours with ten breaks
makes good people
and the worst 
volunteers.

I'm not Audubon


based on a scene from "The Red Pony" by John Steinbeck.

so blood? or no blood:

3.12.2009

Too busy to stop, Never too busy to be Patriotic

Just finished up my new print, not the cleanest work but for now its 100% free, these 25 or so will be posted around campus or given to people that are proud to be American, which should be everyone. Half sheet 15x20 screenprint. A layer of gloss transparent goldish text that reads AINT NO SHAME IN OUR GAME in the right light.




3.10.2009

The Importance of going to Art School

It gives the opportunity to express my love for great things in different mediums. Todays lesson was PUPPETS, probably the best piece of school work I've ever done. This is for a level 400 art history class.