Wednesday, May 31, 2006
Crumpled: A Tale of Yuck
This is how I feel today. Yesterday I moved my studio to a temporary space in Williamsburg. It is ok but in someone's apartment which I will have to get used to. I miss my old space, it really was too good to be true. Here is an unpleasant story: my landlady (psychotic) was renting from the building owners and about 20 or more people were renting from her. She had sued the building a while back saying she had neurological damage from a kiln in someone's space. Tests were done - there was no toxic anything, she was just trying to get money. The building couldn't stand her anymore and initiated eviction proceedings. Basically she knew she was going to have to be out along with all her tenants back in February. The building stopped accepting her rent checks. HOWEVER she kept collecting rent from us, her tenants, without telling us until a month beforehand that we had to be out. I did not pay May rent, but I believe she owes me $1700 and I want it. Now.
But wait, listen, there is more. Monday night I was packing up my space, preparing to move out today, the last day of the month. She barged in without knocking, scared the crap out of me and told me I had to be out yesterday morning because she was going to call a locksmith and change the locks. I was not prepared, no truck, not finished wrapping up, etc. She would not tell me when she would be changing the locks, just no, not Wednesday, you have to leave tomorrow or else. She was shaking like a freak the whole time. Then I heard her outside yelling at my next door neighbors for not taking her art supplies that she left for them. Next thing I knew I was walking out of my bathroom to find 2 policemen in my space. I was totally freaked out. She was there saying that there had been an intruder somewhere on the floor. I had no clue what she was talking about. Apparently she had gotten scared by one of the guys helping to move someone out because she did not recognize him. So she called the police?? Three cop cars came. For nothing. They left right away but I have to tell you it was incredibly bizarre to have police surprise you for absolutely no reason. Fun.
Anyway. Yesterday was an intense high speed move into the new space. I have never moved so much so fast. But it's done!!!
I hope that now I will get some of my blog mojo back. Maybe it's having a show up, having to move, etc., but I need to get my inspiration back. The trances must return to the brain stem. I am crumpled like paper but ready to move forward.