I'll be back after the holidays.
I have to wake up tomorrow at 5:45 am. Anyone that has lived with me knows that I annoyingly sleep through alarm clocks. So, when I found out that I had to be up and functioning in downtown Manhattan this Sunday I promptly went out and purchased Clocky. The appeal was that I knew that Clocky would wheel away after one snooze. Ergo, I would get out of bed and turn the alarm off. What I just found out is that Clocky makes an ungodly loud digi-screeching noise.
Portrait by SantiMore night light photos
From A Universal History of the Destruction of Books
"Its a common error to attribute the destruction of books to ignorant men unaware of their hatred. After twelve years of study, I've concluded that the more cultured a nation or a person is, the more willing each is to eliminate books under the pressure of apocalyptic myths. In general, biblioclasts are well-educated people, cultured, sensitive, perfectionists, painstaking, with unusual intellectual gifts, depressive tendencies, incapable of tolerating criticism, egoists,
mythomaniacs, members of the middle or upper classes, with minor traumas in their childhood or youth, with a tendency to belong to institutions that represent constituted power, charismatic, with religious and social hypersensitivity. To all that we would add a tendency to fantasy. In sum, we have to forget the stereotype of the savage book destroyer. Ignorant people are the most innocent."
President Martti Ahtisaari
According to the Swedish industrialist and inventor Alfred Nobel's will the Peace Prize should be awarded "to the person who shall have done the most or the best work for fraternity between nations, for the abolition or reduction of standing armies and for the holding and promotion of peace congresses.
EarthRise, 1968 The Last Whole Earth Catalog described this image as: “The famous Apollo 8 picture of Earthrise over the moon that established our planetary facthood and beauty and rareness (dry moon, barren space) and began to bend human consciousness.”NASA has always been a topic of conversation at Whitt reunions. Papa helped to make the shields that the shuttles would launch off of. And my dad and two of his siblings got their first jobs there. I have always admired their engineering minds.
Fri: Fairly uneventful debate.
Sat: S took me to see my first performance at the Kitchen. It was called Anger Nation. I enjoyed the textures of video and sound.
Sun: Workshop at 3B. Its rare that I can spool a full and neat bobbin on the first try.
PS be sure to peep this yen folding via FF
William Eggleston is at the Whitney come October
Seven 7 chromogenic coupler prints 1979
Flowers 12 chromogenic coupler prints 1978
Complementing this show, an exhibition called Between the Still and Moving Image
Larry Gottheim’s Fog Line (1970), in which trees and a landscape gradually emerge on the screen as a thick fog begins to lift. "(the exhibition) examines the relationship between the still and moving image from the 1930s to the present, by artists, filmmakers, and photographers who use stillness, cinematographic composition, and movement to question the conventions of both photography and cinema."
Last weekend I said good bye to my last delightful house guest for a while and to the crazy days of summer.
And finally, after years of threats, I went to documentary filmmaker group event that happens every Sunday at a place down the street called Union Docs. They are a sweet and interesting bunch.
So heads up to any doc makers wanting to show your work or those who are interested.
Its about gallery time in New York! So grab your most uncomfortable shoes, put on your important face and go get yourself some free wine! I kid, though it is that time and I am excited to see some new work. I will post as much as I can in the next month.I want to see Chris Johanson at Deitch this weekend.
Sidebar: a minute fun