Dear Supporters, Friends, and Collaborators,
A brief review:
In October and November, representatives of Research Club and Grand Detour got to meet amazing, self-starting, community-supported programs and projects in four cities in four different countries. Your support made this happen.
When we got back to Portland, we had the opportunity to put the ideas and research that came out of the trip into immediate practice as part of The Settlement project. This spurred the formation of The Aspens. It consumed the time that we were planning to work on the documentary of our trip, but provided many great opportunities to manifest the lessons we learned on the trip, and to discuss them directly with a broader audience than the ones that traditionally visit art spaces. It was an unexpected delay, but one that will be well worth it in the end.
That project has now ended, so we're returning to the production of the promised documentary. I'm just writing to thank everyone for their patience and support, and to assure you that a book and/or DVD will one day arrive in your mailbox. Limited-edition Heavy Meta merchandise will arrive even sooner. As the documentary develops, you'll be able to track its progress at the Heavy Meta blog and on The Aspens.
Being part of The Aspens was very beneficial to the mission and ideas behind Heavy Meta, and has left Research Club stronger and smarter. Exciting new things are on their way.