December 25, 2012

happy holidays

All the best to all of you

December 24, 2012

phoenix rising

Sneak peek at Xu Bing's massive & intricate sculptural phoenixes being installed at MassMoCA. Drive through the Berkshires, where the snow seems to be making a stop-off before trickling away on its journey eastward. Strong medicine for a new year & new era.

December 16, 2012

this is beautiful

mechanical device from 1890 that mimics birdsong // via taste of thunder

December 8, 2012

the event of a thread

Ann Hamilton's latest exhibition, the event of a thread, combines theater, audience participation & performance art to create a multi-sensory installation. Housed in the expansive Wade Thompson Drill Hall at the Park Avenue Armory in New York City, a billowing white curtain suspended from the rafters sways & undulates as visitors to the exhibition swing, while two people seated at a desk amongst cooing pigeons read from texts, the resulting narrative broadcast through paper-wrapped radios that visitors pick up & carry around as they move about the exhibition.

If you happen to be there when they shut the exhibition in the evening, the pigeons are released from their desk-top cages where they fly through the hall to their nighttime perch in the rafters, creating their own singular version of the piece as they stir the curtain & fill the room with the beating of their wings.

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