• Conversation with Javier Téllez and Hesse McGraw  Tags: ,   September 13, 2014 Permalink

    at San Francisco Art institute

  • 291  Tags: artists-as-curator,   September 8, 2014 Permalink

    Hodge Kirnon, the elevator operator at 291 (Alfred Stieglitz’s gallery, opened 1905), in response to the question, “What is 291?”: “I have found in ’291′ a spirit which fosters liberty, defines no methods, never pretends to know, never condemns, but always encourages those who are daring enough to be intrepid; those who feel a just repugnance towards the ideals and standards established by convention.”

  • Upstream/Downstream  Tags:   September 3, 2014 Permalink

    “We can begin with Latour’s well-known remark: ‘the fate of what we say and make is in later users” hands.’ (Science in Action, p. 29) He is talking about scientific facts, but the remark is equally applicable to works of art. Once we pass the point we have chosen as the pivot between upstream and downstream–a common and good place to put that point is when the work leaves the hands of the one conventionally identified as the creator…”
    Howard Becker

  • retronaut  Tags:   August 13, 2014 Permalink

    Retronaut twitter has amazing images

  • J.G. Ballard  Tags:   August 11, 2014 Permalink

    Notes toward a Mental Breakdown - J.G. Ballard

  • Documentary Uncertainty  Tags: ,   July 1, 2014 Permalink

    “The ubiquitous corporate news coverage which we endure on a daily basis sustains the illusion of control, while simultaneously demonstrating that we are reduced to the role of passive bystanders. While rehearsing attitudes of rational response, they transmit fear on a most basic, affective level. Thus, documentary forms articulate a fundamental dilemma of contemporary risk societies. Viewers are torn between false certainties and feelings of passivity and exposure, between agitation and boredom, between their role as citizens and their role as consumers.” —Hito Steyerl

  • HK MFA  Tags: family,   May 18, 2014 Permalink

    Helena at her graduation from UC Berkeley

  • Care of the Self  Tags: ,   May 12, 2014 Permalink

    “…To reserve a part of your life for taking care of yourself has indeed become a radical thing to do because it effectively means you are taking yourself out of circulation. You deliberately hold back resources, free time and potentials that could be used productively. Still, you can never be sure whether the free time you gain is not just the time you need to restore your energies to be fit to perform again on the next day so that you never escape the cycle of compulsive activity.”
    —Jan Verwoert

  • Almost no Memory  Tags: ,   April 27, 2014 Permalink

    “We feel an affinity with a certain thinker because we agree with him; or because he shows us what we were already thinking; or because he shows us in a more articulate form what we were already thinking; or because he shows us what we were on the point of thinking; or what we would sooner or later have thought; or what we would have thought much later if we hadn’t read it now; or what we would have been likely to think but never would have thought if we hadn’t read it now; or what we would have liked to think but never would have thought if we hadn’t read it now.”
    — Lydia Davis

  • Yoga for Adjuncts  April 19, 2014 Permalink

    Yoga_for_adjuncts Participatory lecture at Berkeley art Museum by Christian Nagler

  • photo by Arash Fayez  Tags:   April 6, 2014 Permalink

    In conversation with Ben Rivers at Kadist SFphoto by Arash Fayez

  • Recipe book  Tags: book,   March 25, 2014 Permalink

    Includes this one

  • Infinite City  Tags: , ,   March 21, 2014 Permalink

  • One Human Minute  Tags: ,   March 11, 2014 Permalink

    “If archaeologists in the distant future make excavations to learn what kind of graphic art was produced in our era, they will find nothing. They will not be able to distinguish our everyday garbage and litter from our “works of art,” because often there is no objective difference between them. That a can of Campbell’s tomato soup is a work of art is the result of its being put on exhibit, but when it lies in some dump no one will ever gaze upon it in aesthetic rapture like an archaeologist contemplating the vase or marble goddess he has recovered from the Greek silt.”
    —Stanislaw Lem

  • UnEphemera  March 7, 2014 Permalink

    “The word derives from the Greek ephemeron meaning that which lasts very briefly. One could argue that ephemera consist of the incarnation of the ephemeral–it is the sort of unexceptional everyday stuff that typically gets thrown away. Yet, while exhibitions themselves are temporal–a typical gallery show last four weeks– it is the ephemera that outlive and outlast the exhibition.”
    —Joseph Grigley

  • Playing Cards (on the deck)  Tags: collab, , make   February 17, 2014 Permalink

    Playing Cards, designed with Helena in collaboration with Jason F

  • Bastard Punctuation, Fiona Banner  Tags: like,   February 6, 2014 Permalink

    Bastard Punctuation, Fiona Banner 2006-7

  • Hollis Frampton  Tags: ,   January 9, 2014 Permalink

    “By now, we recognize that the photographic syndrome is congenital in our culture. While it is most often to be encountered in its chronic phase, acute cases are by no means rare; and occasional individuals exhibit the disorder in a degree that we are obliged to regard as terminal.”

  • Canyon Cinema Pop-Up  Tags: ,   January 8, 2014 Permalink

  • Canyon Cinema  Tags: ,   November 28, 2013 Permalink

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