Meh, the life and times of a woman trying to rebuild herself.

bavcNot the easiest day…. but let’s go back a month or so. In researching assistance programs to get a tech skill set to be able to stay and compete in San Francisco, I stumbled across an email I had received from BAVC Bay Area Video Coalition for the Media Maker Fellowship and low and behold there I was advertising their Media Maker Program. What? Did I know they were going to use this image? Did I know that the filmmakers I’ve worked with were going to apply and receive the fellowship? NO.

So I thought why not apply since they like my project so much. Painstakingly applied, spent hours working on it, spent $50 on the application, money I could have used for groceries.  But I wasn’t chosen. Meanwhile, I’ve just been selected to present at NextBerlin Conference in Germany in early May. I’ve come to realize that the support I’ve received is not local (San Francisco why do you continue to break my heart; with the exception of the tremendous Kickstarter Donors. And I will be spending the month of February dedicated to outstanding rewards and communiques.) The original image that has gotten so much traction is below, photographed by talented photographer Jonathan James, Hey Media Maker Fellowship, make sure you teach your fellows to get permission from subjects and give due credit. Pretty basic.

Thanks, Tanya aka that eye girl, the subject, the object, but clearly not a woman with a voice.

Prosthetic Eye Designed by Ocularist, William Danz

Prosthetic Eye Designed by Ocularist, William Danz
Photo by Jonathan James (






Future Updates:

Development of Prototype

Kickstarter Rewards

NextBerlin Conference in Germany

Oh and my performance teacher has given me permission to not care what anyone thinks for the next 3 weeks while I’m developing my theater piece and I’ve taken that literally. Beware the inner Vlach will be released and cause havoc in the world!


Portrait of an artist as a young girl.

LOST POST from early January

SF MOMA retrospective of Francesca Woodman [back in January], who as a young photographer, was extremely prolific, and introspective. At first for an artist such as myself is an exhilarating insight into process, exposition of guts, and desperation. Then walking through Room after room dedicated to her image it quickly becomes suffocating.. It is horrifying and perfect – she is immortalized in her youth. She successfully dodged the humiliation of growing older with wrinkles and feelings of decay encroaching. I’m wildly jealous, but carry a sense of superiority with my choice, endurance, and pure luck of survival.

On her way.

Picture 1

A short video: A premise, a dream of a disembodied look at loss – from footage of eyes and the road which were the last moments before a car wreck that left me with one eye and a new perspective. … Continue reading

EyeTanya Manifesto (work-in-progress )


… a study of a multi-disciplinary artistic and scientific approach for human transformation. <EyeTanya> believes in capturing moments in time expressing the vitality of life. <EyeTanya> through 1st person and varying perspectives explores parodying and defying stigmas of (dis)ability in an effort to reclaim one’s ability. And finally through self-actualizing performances with time-capturing devices <EyeTanya> calls upon neo self-mythology to create a future identity.