The Armory Show is collective showing of art work from galleries worldwide. I went this past weekend. One of the pieces that stuck out in my mind was Thomas Hirschhorn's " Tool Table" from the Arndt & Parnter Gallery in L.A.
In the process fof finding this image I found that David Byrne had been to Arndt and commented on the piece.
"On another floor in another room (many of the successful galleries have expanded rapidly) there was a piece by Thomas Hirshhorn that I liked of manikin hands holding aloft literary tomes and ordinary tools — a sort of hilarious intellectual “workers arise!” image.
An idealized revolution on a (large) tabletop. I can imagine this as a crude proposal for a large-scale monument that would have been made years ago in the former East. Maybe done here by a high school senior using available materials: paperbacks rather than more impressive bound volumes, and puny screwdrivers and measuring tapes rather than hammers and sickles. And of course all held together with packing tape, a Hirshhorn specialty by now."-DAIVID BYRNE
In a Tate interview Hirschhorn states, "I always think, energy yes, quality no."
Most mornings I listen to NPR or BBC radio. Increasingly, there is more news about human waste, as in the stuff we produce and then throw out... er... I mean. To live in NY is to endure desire for everything around you: the newest electronic devices, sneakers, beauty, better apartment, athe best nightlife, more, more and more. I digress! I really want this book ABC3D by Marion Batallie for sale Oct 2008
and this chair from ebay:Maybe blogging the desire is enough... but the chair is used and I highly douubt that books will be the reason for continued global warming.... :)
You may remember a sketch I posted for some shelves we are building. Well they are underway. Sanding and staining last week.Measuring. Remeasuring. Correcting . Measuring....I sold my dinning table so its delivery on shelf parts until this project is completed. My living room is essentially a lumber yard right now but we are gettting there.
I really like the detail in thought and execution seen in this Paul Sahre piece. Designing for a paper company, in this case Sappi, has to be the best. I image it one a the few chances that designers get to interject their own ideas into their work... or maybe its because you get to play with an idea that doesn't bear the weight of a logo, money and 15 different people's opinions....
William Kentridge is considered to be one of the leading artists in South Africa, and his work has brought him recognition around the world. In an animated film dating from 1989, Kentridge paints Soho Ackstein, a man within whose power it lies to feed, or to starve, the poor of Johannesburg standing at his door . In his paintings and animated films, Kentridge has been highly critical of the Apartheid regime. His films highlight the economic disparities and harsh exploitation, alongside the humiliation and discrimination that were the lot of the Black population of South Africa . Economic conditions have not improved much for the Black population since the replacement of the regime and the transfer of power to a new leadership. - hereWhat interests Kentridge is Time; its passing, the traces it leaves, the memory that events, beings and objects leave when we close our eyes on our past. His movies are based on 20 to 40 charcoal/ pastel drawings. Each frame is shot by erasing partsof the drawing and re-drawing them - here
Relaxing: there is nothing like it.Study for drawingI have been searching for instructions to build a floor to ceiling shelf that will best serve our needs and the space. There are a few books out there on building furniture but nothing close to what I am looking for. Below is a diagram of what I've designed and what we will attempt to build over the next month. More to come....