January 10th, 2021
Here we are early in the new year of 2021. TSL continues to remain open we have the TSL Gallery open, the STUFF STORE, & Virtual movies + Discussions that happen via ZOOM. Coming next is a discussion on V. Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway. The year-end contributions to TSL have been very generous. This generosity means that we continue our work here–with new ideas coming for the Spring of 2021. We will be starting an apprentice program as well as outdoor events & as the vaccines are distributed we hope to open our theaters “inside”. We miss our TSL loving audience –that is for certain. Right now the nation is reeling from the attempted coup that occurred on this past Wednesday. We hope that we can find ways to settle our differences by the ballot not by violence. Many in the nation feel cheated –the past has left many of us out. Time to tell the truth and hold people accountable.
January 4th, 2021
A book discussion (via zoom) on Jan. 23
at 1pm join Linda Claudia & TSL
for a discussion of Virginia Woolf’s
Mrs. Dalloway—written nearly 100
years ago it is a novel about Clarissa
Dalloway a 51 year old woman who
takes us on a day’s journey —she lives in
London it is June 1923 post war- post
flu epidemic—she is preparing for
a party that evening—we journey
with her by the stream of consciousness
(style of writing)—this style born in the early
part of the 20th century—for many Woolf
by far exceeds Joyce’s- Ulysses (a book
about a day in the life) of Leopold Bloom.
Clarissa reflects past, present and future
just like us now—as we now are forced
to be in her position
to reflect on our lives—
as the pandemic of the 21st century now
visits us and pushes us into our own
self exploration. Join me—it is a perfect
time to re-consider the importance of
this great writer —Virginia Woolf—one
of the writers who definitely shaped my
life as an artist.—I first read her book
50+ years ago—and the work is always
fresh and asks me to revisit again and
again- as I change so does the reading.
December 15th, 2020
A conversation held on zoom to with Quintin Cross, Sam J. Miller, Jacob Walthour and Linda Mussmann–a look at 15 years ago when Hudson was engaged in the battle of the cement war here in our community.
We discuss the issues that still linger in this small city called Hudson, NY–including but not limited to –gentrification, gig economy, drug abuse, housing, diversity, airbnb’s, lack of opportunities for young people, living wage, and more.
check the you tube to listen in and if you would like to watch 2 square miles–the movie by Barbara Ettinger you can find it as well on youtube for free.
November 16th, 2020
written by Linda Mussmann
performed by Claudia Bruce
November 12th, 2020
A southern/Catholic writer. Born in Georgia
(March 25, 1925 – August 3, 1964)
TSL features a documentary on this
amazing writer—it is excellent if you
want to catch up on one of America’s
genius wordsmiths. I met O’Connor
in the world of movies—WISE BLOOD
a brilliant movie based on her first novel.
Check it—see it read it—O’Connor is
a person who is enchanted with “freaks”
and Jesus. What more can I say.
November 8th, 2020
I am re-reading Moby Dick.
I have done a lot of thinking about
Herman Melville’s great book and
have made 3 theater productions
based on the book.
This time I am going very slowly
through each chapter and feasting
on each delight.
There are some phrases that
haunt me such as the last
sentence of Chapter # 34
“And as when Spring and Summer
had departed that wild Logan of
the woods, burying himself in the’ hollow of a tree,
lived out the winter there,
sucking his own paws;
so, in his inclement, howling old age,
Ahab’s soul, shut up in a carved trunk of his body,
there fed upon the sullen paws of its gloom!”
This is such a beautiful and complicated
sentence it does one good to type each
word to understand the structure and
the content of the sentence.
November 5th, 2020
November 5, 2020
We are open this week-end Nov. 7-8 Sat./Sun
The TSL Staff is around all afternoon.
The theaters are open screening 2 concert
movies and one movie of the recent show
that Linda & Claudia performed a for the
fund-raiser recently. The Stuff Store is open.
The bbq is happening in the parking lot and
the EARL show is remaining in the gallery
with some select works…we hope you
will stop by and have a chat—TSL is
open inside and we are ready to keep the
screen busy—but we need to see you back
IN-SIDE—you and we cannot live by virtual
alone. The winter is coming and we are willing
to keep the screen busy —we can serve
you in the theater at 25% capacity. We
want to share our time and space with you
and know we can do this safely—the solar
is in (by the way)
and the staff is eager to continue our
journey together. TSL goes on. See you
September 30th, 2020
Did he step over the line.
That was the question that
we could not answer.
Well where was the line?
The line kept changing.
One time it was here
and then it was there.
Yes he stepped over the line
and yet some said
that they could not see the line.
And if they could not see the line
they could not decide if the line
was crossed or not.
I see so….
we are at a standstill.
Yes BUT we don’t know for sure
and if we are not sure we
are not sure.
Well he did say that the
whites(aka Proud Boys)
that they should “stand back”
and “stand by”.
What did that mean??
Well that meant that
the whites/“Proud Boys” should be
present and ready to stand
by and put their heals on the
throats of those that are not
acting on behalf of the whites
Are we in trouble?
September 29th, 2020
SOLAR & SOLAR
The solar panels are on the roof. We wait now for
the electric company to turn them on. It has been
about 1 1/2 years since we started this effort—we
have had fundraisers to assist with the funds.
We also have repaired the roof and done required
work to make this possible. All this has cost TSL
a substantial amount of money—the Solar is $70,000
alone—the roof work was $35,000. We continue
raising funds to pay for this. At this time we are
banking on a future for Time & Space Limited
that will see us open in the next year or years.
2021 or 2022 ? The idea of a return to normal
is not what we see—but a new re-imagined TSL.
Right now the TSL Gallery is the focus of our
time and space. We have been outside in the
parking lot hosting movies and performances
since July 2020—as the cold weather approaches
we will have to discontinue that effort and move
inside. We are planning for the spring of 2021
with outside events and other projects (to be
announced). Now we focus on a year end
campaign-and a fundraiser for October 10, 2020.
Claudia and Linda will be presenting a performance
event (including some chili/cornbread) —6:00pm
start time—dress for the outside—it will be on
the screen in the parking lot—as well as a
live presentation…see you soon.
September 3rd, 2020
Moving moving—we keep on moving.
TSL is moving on to our future projects–
The Solar Panels are being installed in
a few days—we could use some more
help paying for this installation.
In fact—we had to switch companies
and do more work on the roof—so
we won’t be shy—we can use some
more help in paying this bill.
As for the new TSL gallery space—we
are moving on to create THE EARL SHOW
opening Saturday Sept. 5th…it is
a vast impressive collection of Earl Swanigan’s
work—we are honored to show his work.
Also we are featuring the TSL “STUFF STORE”
in our basement space–a way to raise funds
for TSL–visit–prior to events–Movies (outdoors)
and the TSL GALLERY.
We hope to see you at TSL.
We don’t sleep much.