Sunday, August 28, 2011

aftermath seems a bit extreme...

well, it rained.
rather quietly.
didn't hear wind
and trees were hardly waving
when i looked out.

15 liters of water
seem foolish.

better foolish than thirsty.

went out a couple of hours ago -
had to - and found two tree falls
on the next street over.

on the whole, though,
kind of a non event.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

pre irene

full disclosure: these are a few days old.
still this is what the city looks like today.
wet. gray. brooding.

it's been a day of waiting, buying water, waiting,
watching wall to wall coverage, waiting.

the radar maps are astonishing

now it's just more waiting
and hoping the electricity
and the water are on when i wake up...
if i go to sleep.

to be continued

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

The new installation at MoMA's atrium

is obviously not by richard serra
but you will be forgiven for thinking of him.
think concentric...
a monumental serra work
that you can get lost in
and be in awe of.

now remove the metal,
the serra
if you will.
leave a palimpsest,
an echo,
a mere exhalation
that breathes and billows
from ceiling to floor.

60 feet of floating
transluscent labyrinth:
this, along with hanging recording devices
and microphones,
is carlito carvalhosa's
sum of days
the latest installation in the
atrium at MoMA.

the microphones will record the day's ambient noise and play it back the following day with each day's recording erasing the previous day's. this, in addition to occasional musical performances, will, according to the press release, "constitute an immaterial layering of time - an auditory memory of the accidental noise inherent in everyday experience."

as today was the first day of the exhibition there was no auditory memory - just the hushed murmur of curious museum visitors.

it was dreamy to photograph -
soft and moody, with
the ineffable collaboration of
breeze and sunlight,
people shrouded in blizzardwhite.

but i fear that the months
(it runs until november 14)
will not be kind
to the diaphanous curtain.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

because joy should be shared

three plus minutes of delight.
found by way of
mary ann moss

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