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Equally Updated: Two New Projects On the Rise - 'Kindling: A Survey of the American West' and 'Heart of Chicago'

   Equally Empty Expeditions R E P O R T S

There's a lot of exciting things happening here at equally empty. First off, we'll be changing platforms in the next week. Squarespace has completely overhauled the way they do business, which is good for you, my reader, because it will enable features on our end to more practically handle issues as widespread and as simple as better incorporating Read More... elements, styling and organizing of photographs and their galleries, and adding Facebook 'Like" and Google '+1' elements. While we are very excited about these developments it also means added and unexpected work on this end. So, if things slow down a moment - no fear - we are just mired in migrating our system to a new platform.

   That said, we will be having a Report on the Dan Deacon concert this Saturday at The Cobra Lounge in Chicago. He's one of our favorite artists, and it is going to be a really fun evening. If you'd like to join the fun, follow the above link and get ya self a ticket.

Upcoming Projects:

   I'd also like to take this opportunity to introduce two upcoming projects - one just beginning, the other blossoming - that you'll begin to see more of in both gallery shows and photo zines. The first I'd like to introduce has been mentioned in this blog before. Our first Equally Empty Expedition, Felissia and I have returned from our explorations and have been hard at work synthesizing our collections. You'll be regularly seeing updates on Kindling: A Survey of the American West as we progress. The following photographs are a mere glimpse into the breadth of culture and geography studied by the team. All photographs are by m.e.s. (Michael Egon Schiele).

St. Croix River | Afton State Park, MN | 2012

 

McCleod, ND | Federal Grasslands | 2012

 

Black Rock Desert, NV | 2012

 

Bison | Theodore Roosevelt National Park, ND | 2012

 

Pretty cool, huh? I'd also like to present the beginnings of a project about the community in Chicago I live, Pilsen. The working title for the project is 'Heart of Chicago' for the name of a small geographical section of the neighborhood. Both 'Heart of Chicago' and 'Kindling: A Survey of the American West' are planned to be published as small artbooks and hopefully accompanied by gallery shows. You will most definitely be updated. Thanks for looking!

 

Freight | 13th & Damen | Chicago, IL | 2012

 

Under Highway - 55 | Chicago, IL | 2012

 

Tracks | Chicago, IL | 2012

 

Chicago, IL | 2012

 

View from Highway 55 & Damen | Chicago, IL | 2012

Equally Empty Expeditions presents: Kindling - A Survey of the American West

   Welcome Equally Empty readers! Today we have exciting news. I'd like to announce the founding of Equally Empty Expeditions an arm of Equally Empty centered around travel.

   Our first project is Kindling - A Survey of the American West. Using Kickstarter as our platform, we are offering special artistic dispatches from Equally Empty's travels through the American West, including Seattle, National Parks in North Dakota, the Black Rock Desert for Fourth of Juplaya, San Francisco, Portland, Cambria, Mesa Verde National Park in Colorado, and much more. Equally Empty is offering Polaroids, photographs, collages, pressed flower and leaf specimens, poetry and more to our supporters. The project will culminate in a book chronicling our experiences, photographs, and art we've made for the project.

Equally Empty Expeditions Patch   We are offering art pieces at every level funding, including fun options like being texted a haiku, an equally empty patch, hand-made postcards, Polaroids, and more. All of your options and a more extensive description can be found at the Kickstarter page here: http://kck.st/Moyeq9. Share it with your friends and your networks beacuse the more people we can incorporate into this project, the more successful it will be!

   Using expeditions groups from the past as our inspiration - Lewis and Clark and Clarence King come to mind - we hope to explore America's West with new eyes, seeing the landscape and people as undiscovered wonders. We hope to incorporate an open mind and sense of discovery to the art works produced in conjunction with this project. The Kickstarter ends June 25, leaving us only 9 days to go! So don't delay and join Equally Empty Expeditions before it's too late!