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August 2017


CONTENTS

GALLERY

SAGA

Publication

 

 

  

GALLERY
(All images can enlarge for a closer look.)

 
 
 
 
Untitled 9Untitled 9
 
 
 
 

 
Untitled 14
 
 
 
 

 
 
Rising Rising
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tendril, continued
 Tendril (continued)
 
 
 
 
 

 
Life EternalLife Eternal
 
 
 
 
 

 
Pine
 Pine
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Looking Ahead
 
 
 
 
 
 

 Black Rock
 
 
 
 
 
 
  Coiled
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Dream
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Masked Masked
 
 
 
 
 
 
Walking the Line
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Motion
 
 
 
 

 


 

THE SQUEEZESHOT SAGA

Excerpt 3



EDITOR’S NOTE
and
 PREFACE to the SECOND EDITION
from
Journal cover
NOTE: Excerpts 1 and 2—Vassal Squeezeshot’s public
message to Victory Tree’s murderer—are here and here.

 


EDITOR’S NOTE

by The Reverend Professor Henrietta A.

Vassal first published his famous journal decades ago, to describe how he invented his all-seeing little drones. Now, come what may, he has given that invention to the world.

To accompany that gift, he and I have published PRELUDE and CHORUS—a big work and a short postscript We have also begun to create a second edition of his journal, adding details and clarifications. We hope that, along with PRELUDE and CHORUS, it will help people deal with his gift. We expect to complete and publish the new edition soon. Meanwhile, we are providing the excerpts that follow below. We will keep adding to them until we are done.

—H.A.

 



PREFACE to the SECOND EDITION

by Vassal Squeezeshot

Most everyone knows that more than forty years ago, in the 1970s, I invented a tiny marvel that could have turned our civilization inside out. I refused to allow that change to happen. The time wasn’t right, I believed, and might never be right. I kept my invention to myself.

I kept a journal in those days. My entries in it were sketchy; I am not much of a writer. Fortunately, I was living with the playwright Victory Tree, who helped me with it. After she was murdered, I decided that I must complete and publish it. I enlisted The Reverend Professor Henrietta A. to continue Victory’s editorial role. Her assistance, like Victory’s before her, proved invaluable. We published it to predictable acclaim.

Now, more than a generation later, I have given my tiny marvel to everyone, for free. To accompany it, as The Reverend Professor has mentioned in her EDITOR’S NOTE, above, she and I have published PRELUDE and CHORUS, both of which she authored with my full cooperation. They comprise the most up-to-date installments of what she calls my saga. In them, she describes my experiences and my thinking far better than I can. Both on the page and through her art, she speaks for me more truly than I can for myself. 

She also speaks for herself. I am delighted that our project has given her a platform from which to share her perspectives as well as mine. That’s not to say that we don’t see many things similarly. Our perspectives tend to coincide, and she is generous toward me when they do not.

As she reports above, we have also been revising my journal, and expect to finish it soon. We have also written more of my saga—a series of volumes—which we will also revise, and publish if our circumstances allow.

—V.S.

 

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Excerpt 4, in the next issue of this newsletter, will begin the chapter of Vassal’s journal entitled Saving Grace: The Eternal Present. In it he describes how he traveled centuries in search of his and his invention’s beginnings.

You can also read that excerpt (and others) here.





 
 
 
  
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 PRIOR ISSUES


 

 


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July 2017




CONTENTS

GALLERY
SAGA
Exhibits
Publication

 

 



GALLERY
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Pool
 Pool
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sea of Fire
 Sea of Fire
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Untitled 8
 Untitled 8
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Point
 The Point
 
 
 
 
 
 
Untitled 11
 Untitled 11
 
 
 
 
 
 
Untitled 7
 Untitled 7
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Triads
 Triads
 
 
 
 
 
 
  Untitled 12
 Untitled 12
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Outlooks
 Outlooks
 
 
 
 
 
 
Samurai
 Samurai



 
Onward!
Onward
 
 
 
 

 


 

 

THE SQUEEZESHOT SAGA


Excerpt 2
from

Journal cover
(Continued from the last issue. You can read Excerpt 1 here.)



To the Murderer 

You shot her in the forehead. She must have been looking in your direction. She may have been looking right at you. She may have seen you pull the trigger. I thought of that as I ran for the guards. I have thought about it often since. 

For you, those moments must have been different. For you, they included how you held your aim, breathing softly; and how you gently squeezed the trigger until your rifle fired. Then the sound of your shot, the kick of your rifle against your shoulder, the sharp whiff of gunpowder, and seeing her drop from the dock into the water. And within that were whatever other thoughts and feelings you were having: your desire for my invention; your rage at her and at me for keeping it from everyone; your concern that your shot land where you aimed it, and your satisfaction when it did. And whatever else. 

Your bullet ended her life and ruined mine. As the world knew, probably including you, she and I loved each other. We were so attuned to each other that we could think each other’s thoughts, feel each other’s emotions, and share each other’s perceptions. Saying that doesn’t even begin to describe how we were, however. Our love was more than words can say.

One day, despite the protection of a battalion of government guards—or with their complicity (the thought saddens me)—you may kill me, as well. Or you may want to kill me, but find that you can’t get to me. Or you may feel content with killing Victory, and wish to do no more harm.

You are alive. I wish you weren’t. I wish you had never been born. Maybe if your parents had known what you would do one day to Victory, they would have acted differently at the time of your conception; given a different sperm and egg a chance. Too late for that now, of course. All I can do is direct these remarks to you, which you may never read. Which is fine. What difference can it make whether you read them or not?

I also have something else for you that you may never read: the journal I have kept in recent years. It begins on the next page, and covers the time from my invention’s inception to Victory’s death. During the last months of her life, she and I were preparing to publish it. If you read it, you will pay attention to it as only you can. But again, I don’t care if you read it. Millions of other people will, and they’re the ones who matter. Many of them will understand, as I’m sure you cannot, why it and not my invention is all I wish to share with everyone. That has been an easy choice for me to make, made easier when you murdered Victory.



(To be continued in the next issue. Or you can read the continuation
and the rest of the Journal excerpts at the
 Squeezeshot website.)

 

 


  

 
EXHIBITIONS
 
 
 
Lightfall (Alive)
 

In addition to Bouncing Off the Walls, at the NewTV Gallery 

(23 Needham Street, Newton) until July 15, Lightfall (above)

has been chosen for Emerging Artists, the Cambridge (MA)

Art Association’s 2017 Summer Exhibition, July 6-28 at

the Kathryn Schultz Gallery, 25R Lowell Street.

Reception (public invited) July 6, 6-9pm.

Cambridge Art Association
 
 




 


 

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June 2017
 
 

 



CONTENTS

To The Murderer: an excerpt from the Saga 

new images

current exhibit & publication

 
 
 
 
 
THE SQUEEZESHOT SAGA: An Excerpt
 from
 
Journal coverJournal cover
 


To the Murderer

Two years ago, down by my dock, you aimed a rifle at my beloved Victory and pulled the trigger. Your bullet went into her forehead and out the back of her skull, killing her. I was in the house, and heard your shot. After the controversy, threats, and attacks brought on by news of my invention, I knew what might have happened. I sprinted down the path to the dock, and arrived in seconds. I didn’t see Victory until I reached the top of the ramp. She was lying in the water on her back, slightly submerged, a few feet from the dock. Her eyes were closed. She appeared to be unconscious, or worse.

The tide was going out. She was drifting away. I ran down the ramp, jumped into the water, and pulled her to the muddy shore. She was not breathing, and had no pulse. Blood poured from the wound in her forehead, onto her face and chest. I knew that she was dead. Nevertheless, I sat astride her and for several minutes pumped her heart and breathed into her lungs. A few times, I paused to clear blood from her closed eyes. Soon, it covered my hands, cheeks, nose, and mouth. I could feel it, smell it, taste it. Some of it trickled down my throat, still warm.

I couldn’t revive her. I didn’t accept that; maybe there was something that someone else could—. I looked for our government guards offshore in their launch. They were there as usual, in the river’s main current a few hundred yards out. Hadn’t they heard the shot? Hadn’t they noticed? I leapt up, waved my arms, and hollered. Apparently, they didn’t see or hear me. Leaving Victory on the mudbank, I ran back toward the house to get the guards posted at the end of our driveway. I knew it was too late, but I ran as fast as I could, my arms churning, my feet pounding the uneven ground. 


To be continued in the next issue. To
 read more now, go to JOURNAL at the Squeezeshot website.





 
 
IMAGES
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Birth
Birth

 

 

Journey
Journey
 


 
 The Memorial Service
The Memorial Service
 


 
 
Smokes
Smokes
 


 
 
Driftwood 2
Returned from the Sea

 
 

 

Low Tide
Low Tide
 
 
 

 
 
 
EXHIBITION
 
 
Lightfall (Alive)

 

Lightfall (above) will remain on display at the
NewTV Gallery in Newton through July 15.
It is part of Bouncing Off the Walls, the
Newton Open Studios Spring Juried Show.

 
 
 
 
 
 
PUBLICATION
 

 

ART Habens storyART Habens Contemporary Art Review
has published a 24-page story about
SQUEEZESHOT. It includes a dozen
artworks and an interview by the curators.

 

 
 
 
 
 

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MAY 2017


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The Morning AfterThe Morning After (in a funky music club in Sarasota)




Empire State Bldg. in RedEmpire State Building




On 7th Ave. pt1On 7th Ave.





Moment for TwoMoment for Two





Downtown RooftopDowntown Rooftop





 
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ART Habens, Spring 2017
ART Habens 2017 SQ story

The current ART Habens Contemporary Art Review
includes a 24-page article about SQUEEZESHOT, with
a dozen
 artworks and an interview by the curators.
To view it and the rest of the Review, 
click here.
(Best viewed fullscreen, as a two-page spread.)





Maine Arts Journal, Spring 2017

seeing things your waySeeing Things your Way?

Self/Other BoxSelf/Other Box
In the Spring 2017 Maine Arts Journal: two artworks
— Seeing Things Your Way and Self/Other Box (above).

 



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Love That Dances Like Flame

CURRENT & UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS

  • Up/Rooted, at the Brookline Arts Center, March 17-April 21. Includes Young At Heart and How Far.
  • The 12th annual Maine Photography Show, at the Boothbay Region Arts Foundation gallery in Boothbay Harbor, April 8 through May 5. Includes Five Islands Harbor.
  • ART Off The Wall, a fundraiser and exhibition at the Brookline Arts Center, April 29-May 13 (Event: Saturday, May 13, 6:00-9:00pm). Includes Love That Dances Like Flame (above)—archival inkjet print, 12-3/4 x 15-1/2, for sale for $300, framed, all $ to benefit the Arts Center.
  • Bouncing Off the Walls, the Newton Open Studios Spring Juried Show, April 27 through July 15 at NewTV Gallery in Newton. Exhibit theme: work that exudes energy and movement. Juried by Casey Curry, Exhibitions Manager of New Art Center. Includes Lightfall.

 


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