“What keeps you from... living your life as a painful and lovely day in the
history of a great pregnancy?”
On the day of my mother’s accident, I was brought home suddenly from my grandparents’ to a house full of people. “Where is Mom?” I kept asking as I was pulled through the crowd toward my bedroom, my brother somewhere behind me. My father appeared in the doorway of my room. “I need to talk to you,” he sa... [more]
Falling for Rilke
I am a virgin when I first read Rainier Maria Rilke. I am young, still below the surface of life. But what young woman can resist the powers of his seduction? A whisper in your ear, you can almost feel his hand on the small of your back, the slightest gesture and a gaze you think might hold you, just as it passes by. You lean in for a kiss and are surprised to find a page.
I take a book of his to bed one night without knowing who he is. Nestled beneath my duvet, su... [more]
On Kawara is obsessed with his own existence. For a long time, the Japanese conceptual artist sent postcards to friends every morning informing them that he was still alive. Nothing more. To others, he reported what time he had gotten up. In a book of images entitled, I Went, Kawara photocopied maps and drew a line following all the paths he took on each particular day from June 1, 1968 to September 17, 1979. For someone who is often lost in a museum of contemporary art, I was rivete... [more]
Back Story to My Inquiry in to Translation and the Birth of Ava
It all began with a conversation. Last winter, I was fortunate enough to have an incredible discussion with Lydia Davis after she lectured for our class in my graduate program at CalArts. The topic of translation arose, and she asked if I had ever translated anything. I said no, but when I am bored while reading academic texts I translate them in to French in my head. She looked at me with a very serious expression and told me that I m... [more]
TLV CBS is an interactive new media project that takes place in Tel Aviv's central bus station. It is comprised of short videos documenting scenes from the various stores and spaces within the station exhibiting a fascinating, somewhat surreal, tapestry of human connections.
The project is experienced while traveling through the station and scanning QR codes placed near the spaces' numbered doors. The codes lead to videos related to the specific location in which the viewer is standing.
To absorb every word
Inhaling each sound
As if it were the last
To be ingrained
The dark corners of my mind
The tears come after
Once their resonance
Pierces my eyes
My heart unfolds
The ground moves
And the aftermath
Settles in to my veins
A deafening silence
Submerges my lungs
Once the words
Begin to fade
Yet their volatile
Rhythm will not leave—
It swarms and sways
Never failing to create
The timeless agony
Last month after Athens, I had the opportunity of visiting the exhibition titled No Country for Young Men which deals with Greece in its 7th year of economic crisis. The show can be visited until 3rd August at BOZAR, one of the most important art centres in Brussels. We advise you to see the show...
Curated by Katerina Gregos, the show named after the novel by Cormac McCarthy and the movie directed by Joel & Ethan Coen, makes us encounter the products of young and prominent artists regarding the economic crisis... [more]
*Submitted for Residency consideration only.
Outside, the frigid night air pounced on him, slipping its icy tendrils through the loose seams of his coat and chilling him to the bone. Already he could feel stiffness settling into his joints, and the pain that lay dormant in in his knees and hips coming alive, awakened by the cold. It would be a long, achy night, but he’d never let that stop him before. Defiantly, the old man yanked the flaps of his furry Russian-style hat further do... [more]
There you see a design office from Antwerp, the peaceful Belgian city, though found boring by some people it is famous for its dance theaters, dance companies, museums, art and design galleries. Its name is Studio Job.
Graduates of Design Academy Eindhoven, Job Smeets and Nynke Tynagel founded Studio Job in Antwerp in 2000. Their impressive designs, one of a kind or limited edition works, the projects of the duo usually consisting of bronze founding or laser-cut inlaying are like a powerful n... [more]
Art-Athina (International Contemporary Art Fair of Athens) took place on 15-18 May at Faliro Pavilion (TaeKwonDo Stadium) for the 19th time in Athens. Collecting the Images of the Sensible: Artworks from Turkey’s Collectors curated by Beral Madra and me besides the collection titled Pistoletto Rist by Daskalopoulos were two of the parallel events of the fair.
Being one of the cities experiencing the impact of the economic crisis most dramatically in Greece, Athens had the depressing atmosp... [more]
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February 17, 1976
I have been travelling and travelling, following the light from sunrise to sunset. We arrived in Panama a month ago. The air here is so warm and humid it is almost unbearable. Even the water at dinner feels too thick to drink. And there are mosquitoes everywhere. Sucking and pulling at the skin- it’s horrible. Mosquitoes must be the most insat... [more]
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Finals Week, Winter 1981
I. One moment you are firing off emails to professors to discuss the details of your new, perfectly organized, concise dissertation outline that will magically manifest itself in to a 100 page document come next Spring. Next, you realize the apocalyptic nature o... [more]
Exhibeted at Pure Surface, a performance series in Portland, Ore. where movement, text, and film happen together in the spirit of improvised collaboration.
for Corrine, my sister
May 5, 1975 - October 13, 1984
Two children die as I-84 rock slide hits car
Yesterday on interstate 84 about 10 miles east of Cascade Locks when the car in which they were riding was struck by falling rocks. Hospital officials identified the dead as Jacob Peterson, 8, of Troutdale, and his cousin, Corrine Herrera, 9, of Gresham. Randy Herrera, 7, of Gresham, was not injured.
—The Sunday Oregonian, October... [more]
Conferences are just a formal way of sharing the views of the organizations with the other. To frame a conference, you have to be really cautious and attentive. There is no specific time and length of a conference and being a conference photographer, you have to really patient enough to get the desired results.
Some Basic Steps Conference Photography in London Has to Take Care of:
Length of the conference: Since you are not aware about the duration of the conference so being a professional conf... [more]
Art and the Environment in East-Central Europe is an editorial project born from interviews and other forms of interaction with artists and cultural producers concerned, in one way or another, with the idea and the material reality of what goes by the name of the "natural environment." In the different pieces collected within this project, the term "environment" unfolds into a broad variety of concepts and artistic practices that do not, and should not, become homogenized. A survey rather than... [more]