Blah Blah Blah…Blah

My brain has been mush the past few days and I think it has to do with deadlines. I’ve met a couple of them this past week and still plugging along with revisions but wondering where the steam has gone. There’s one piece, in particular, I’ve been working on that has me going in circles, which can be good (forces me to craft my words well and a great exercise in thinking critically) and bad (because I’m ALWAYS reading about art and am not very good about stepping away and coming back).


The past couple of weeks, I’ve been tempted to listen to tons of Katy Perry, watch re-runs of America’s Next Best Dance Crew (and listen to Lil’ Mama’s butchering of the American/English language and her repetitive feedback and guidance for dancers to ‘Go hard’), and make an obscene amount of baked goods. However, I have to plough through these edits and revisions.

Double sigh.

Trust me, I’ve got a hot and steamy love affair with Art but at the moment, I’ve got a headache and my grandma underwear on. Hopefully, tonight, at the Transmutations exhibition closing (at Gray Area Foundation for the Arts), Art puts on some stilettos and gives me something to write home about (literally).

I think she will… 😉

I entered the word “blah” in a Google search and this was the first image that popped up…

Artist Dylan Sisson knows what “Blah” looks like, indeed. With a little bitty belly button too.


Author: Dorothy R. Santos

Dorothy R. Santos (b. 1978) is a Filipina-American writer, editor, curator, and educator whose research interests include new media and digital art, activism, artificial intelligence, and biotechnology. Born and raised in San Francisco, California, she holds Bachelor’s degrees in Philosophy and Psychology from the University of San Francisco, and received her Master’s degree in Visual and Critical Studies at the California College of the Arts. She serves as one of the editors-in-chief for Hyphen magazine. Her work appears in art21, Art Practical, Daily Serving, Rhizome, Hyperallergic, and SF MOMA's Open Space. She has lectured at the De Young museum, Stanford University, School of Visual Arts, and more. Her essay “Materiality to Machines: Manufacturing the Organic and Hypotheses for Future Imaginings,” was published in The Routledge Companion to Biology in Art and Architecture (2016). She is currently a Yerba Buena Center for the Arts fellow researching the concept of citizenship. She also serves as executive staff for the Bay Area Society for Art & Activism and board member for the SOMArts Cultural Center.

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