Monday, February 27, 2006

U street is just going down

Project 4 opened on Saturday to strengthen U street. Lori Grinker's show Afterwar opens the space with impacting photos of veterns and their families. The photos are laden with context heavy wall info that gives a good documentary background. The new gallery was packed with people who knew everyone. Of course, I din't know any of them. The two Heather's were there though and it was good to learn that

1. Irvine will be hosting a Faile show in a longtime. Can't wait to see if they can top their own website.

2. U street is going to hell. No really. Fire & Brimstone style.

Ok, so when i left Project 4 Malena and I saw a tiny fire at 8th and U, near the flea market alley. It was really windy and this small fire was creeping up the telephone pole and blowing (really fake-like) across the alley in chunks. So, me not living there and being kindof devil may care curious, I got really excited about my first call to 911. We walked to our car and by the time we got there we heard sirens. We hit the blinkers and watched the show. One guy slowly ambles out of the firetruck and walks over, without anything, you know, just checking it out. Then three more come out, one finally carrying a wet hose.

Sizzle and fizz. Done.

Tell me it wasn't some homeless guys attempt to stay warm though.

More evidence U street is screwed: according to precogniscient Heather and the Arlington man that got shot there yesterday. Just as long as Ben's survives right?


Blogger Lenny said...

The two Heathers! that's funny!

7:02 PM, February 27, 2006  
Blogger matt said...

sorry i misssed out...
sounds like a wild night and i love the fake fire imagery...

8:20 PM, February 27, 2006  
Blogger Heather said...

Oh yes, my best friend in middle school was named Heather, so we got that a lot...still have never seen the movie.

Thanks for keeping an eye out in my hood. God knows a lot of people would have walked right by. Or considered it an excuse to shoot someone for no reason.

8:58 PM, February 27, 2006  
Anonymous Heather II said...

Love the "two Heathers" comment too as I am one of them, (and as I just met 'the other' recently and am in great company)..

Irvine HOPES to do a show w Faile sometime soon, Kim Ward was kind enough to pass on their studio info/contact info to me straighaway-Martin and I both admire their work (he bought an original Faile work too) and we will be in touch with them after our NYC exhibition march 10-12...great to see you at Project 4!

5:18 PM, February 28, 2006  

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