Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Amuse Bouche

A recipe for onion tartlet

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Art on the move = Mapping Pizza

Meg Duguid and Catie Olson’s held an art moving parade. On April 30th Duguid and Olson moved Meg’s art collection from her old apartment to her new apartment that is located just three blocks away. For this process they used cardboard, tape, a dolly, a little red wagon, manpower, a map, BLACK STILETTOS, and properly garnished pizza.

Duguid and Olson’s two- person parade of packaged art works followed a route from 2846 West 21st street, to 2226 South Marshall Blvd. Each group of works mimicked a lone post-modern parade float of carefully curated boxes that were pushed, pulled, and carried by the high-heeled clad duo. The works transported ranged from small to large, weighing form under a pound to a 250 pound bronze work. Artist work in the move include Andrew Natale, Frank Pollard, Amanda Ross-Ho, Bobby Burg, Siebren Versteeg, Jessica Peterson, Diego Bobby, Jack Sloss, Erik Brown, Stanlyn Breve, Terra Fuller, Iain Muirhead, Elisa Lendvay, Mike Wolf, Dominique Rey, and Brian Taylor.

Utilizing their mapped route Duguid and Olson created and eatable map created from a rectangular cheese pizza with pepperoni dots representing the trail they took on the with artwork parade. Duguid and Olson then kicked off their BLACK STILETTOS, eat the pizza map, and drink beer as a time honored tradition of moving.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

It has come to our attention that we do not own a pair of BLACK STILETTOS

April 1, 2010

Chicago Loop, 5:00 p.m.

It has come to our attention that we do not own a pair of BLACK STILETTOS

1. BLACK STILETTOS our a must in every woman's closet

2. It has come to our attention that we do not own a pair of BLACK STILETTOS

3. April first is APRIL FOOLS DAY

4. On APRIL FOOLS DAY we will shop for the thinnest blackest heels we can find

5. Thin black heels are not a joke. They are BLACK STILETTOS

6. BLACK STILETTOS are made for moving

7. We will purchase BLACK STILETTOS to move ART

8. We will call the action of moving ART, PERFORMANCE ART

9. In the end the BLACK STILETTOS will sit in our closet

10. Then we will have taken care of a must in our closet

Thursday, December 10, 2009


Untitled (Carnival)
A Statement written by Michael Thomas

Splayed on its back, a defenseless clown. Its guts facing the sky for all to see, this is, Untitled (Carnival). Duguid and Olson's latest in an ongoing collaboration exploring the edifice of comedy through prop, and antics. Pilfering methods handed down from Keaton, through Ball, then on to Burnett, there is this notion that comedy lives inside its bits and pieces. Duguid and Olson dig in, removing those lusty signifiers; the grease paint, and the shaving cream pies. Only to reassemble the remaining pieces-parts as a wonderfully original portmanteau, complete with verve and panache.

Here, they embrace space not as a constant but as a network of loosely tethered events and objects that demand immediacy. Making Untitled (Carnival), more of a meal with many colors than a practical guide to art as determinism. Our entree being, simultaneity served with suspension of action therein. They invite us to a tapas serving punchlines, zingers, and spoonerisms that encourage flights of reason and speculation without succumbing to the allure of their profundity as decadent nibbles.

This work, like its predecessors, the gag, the skit, and the routine, are all cobbled from ruthless calculations flirting with the banal. This certainly isn't the addled ravings of Johnny Cum Surrealist. Nor is it a dream landscape of hyper-sexual longing. Its also not self gratification served to you in a pint-sized mug for two bits, and a kick in the ass. Sure, Duguid and Olson revel in their rapport of coercion and sedition like gleaming twins beneath blue bonnets. But they're only re-imagining their copious reservoir of experiences, assembling the tools necessary to convey the brevity of something poignant and shared. In short, the tools of comedy appropriated for the purpose of aesthetic revelation, quantum insight, and RED HIGH HEELS.

Pronunciation: \pȯrt-ˈman-(ˌ)tō\
1 : a large suitcase
2 : a word or morpheme whose form and meaning are derived from a blending of two or more distinct forms (as smog from smoke and fog)

Pronunciation: \di-ˈtər-mə-ˌni-zəm, dē-\
a theory or doctrine that acts of the will, occurrences in nature, or social or psychological phenomena are causally determined by preceding events or natural laws

Pronunciation: \ˈspü-nə-ˌri-zəm\
Etymology: William A. Spooner †1930 English clergyman & educator
a transposition of usually initial sounds of two or more words (as in tons of soil for sons of toil)

Wednesday, December 9, 2009


Images from the FLAT 4 show held in December, 2009



Images from the FLAT 4 show held December, 2009