aku-aku: v.. To move a tall, flat bottomed object (such as a bookshelf) by swiveling it alternatively on its corners in a "walking" fashion. [After the book by Thor Heyerdahl theorising the statues of Easter Island were moved in this fashion.] source: LangMaker.com. Aku Aku also has another meaning to the islanders: a spiritual guide.
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32 of 52: Camp Tipsy
Posted by dav at 2008 May 6 09:48 AM
File under: Art

Well this week is a fairly intangible project in a way. I didn't really do anything specific, but I'm going to count my participation in Camp Tipsy, a "schmamping" trip organized by Chicken John. We camped at a lake off of I-5 in Northern California and floated a lot of weird things. In a small way I helped build the floating bar out of plywood, foam and driftwood. There were two giant clam shells carved out of foam that were used in a photoshoot and someone rescued from a one-way trip to the dump. There were four pedal boats painted with the Ritual Roasters logo. There was a working fire-heated hot tub on a tiny raft. I shot a bunch of video of the building of the bar and it's inaugural voyage. The whole thing was stupid and wonderful and I can't wait to do it again. Next time I want to build a vessel. I'd love to do a floating catapult or trebuchet but I'll settle for a swing set perhaps. Mie has more photos and description on her blog. Here's my Camp Tipsy flickr set.

Camp Tipsy

Inaugural Launch of the Camp Tipsy Bar from Dav Yaginuma on Vimeo.


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