June 15, 2016.
"Even if cash income had been of no concern to us, we were convinced that it was virtually impossible to counter city pressures and preserve physical health, mental balance, and social sanity through long periods of city dwelling."
-Excerpt from Preface to "Living the Good Life" by Helen and Scott Nearing, ppxvii
June 05, 2016.
June 01, 2016.
I found these two Mark Borthwick pieces while going through my things. He gave me bits and pieces when I was his assistant that I keep as reminders of that time spent with him and in his studio. A lot of time listening to Violeta Parra, archiving images of his life, and making food. He's always playing. This time with advertising and the fashion industry. Concrete jungle, pigeon and trash. Jokes always on them, but they love it so no harm no foul
May 15, 2016.
on 79th street looking toward Columbus, looking toward the Hudson River
May 05, 2016.
May 01, 2016.
Prototype for poster of photographs taken in the Bay of Naples,
mailed to Bianca Larch in Austria.
April 25, 2016.
April 15, 2016.
April 05, 2016.
Installation of print sold to Olivia Park-Sargent from my 2013 solo show called "This Is Just to Say That". Photograph taken from the ferry headed toward Isola d'Elba
April 01, 2016.
Finds from the book-stalls in Pisa
March 15, 2016.
The past several months I have been helping Anthropologist Michael Taussig organize a seminar about the Kurdish struggle in Turkey and Syria. Taussig invited scholar and journalist Nazan Ustundag and professor Bulent Kücük to speak from Bocazici University. Professor Narges Erami of Yale University and David Levi Strauss of School of Visual Arts. The seminars took place over three evenings at New York City's SVA, Columbia University, and New School.
Evening 1 "The Kurdish Revolution in Historical Perspective"
Evening 2 "Rojava: Stateless Democracy: Theory, and Practice"
Evening 3 "Patriarchy Takes a Back Seat in Kurdish Syria: Implications for Gender Theory, the Middle East, and the Midwest"
Days before the event Ustundag sent a statement out calling for peace between Turkey and the Kurds to members of University faculty. Expecting only about 150 signatures, she was surprised to see that the following day over 1,000 scholars had signed. The Turkish Government published Ustundag (among other signees's) photo in papers and on TV stating she is a terrorist. Up until a few days before the seminar we were unsure if she would be able to visit the United States due to the precarious position she was in politically.
I encourage all to buy the book
"To Dare Imagining: Rojava Revolution"
Contributors include Michael Taussig, David Levi Strauss, David Graeber & Pinar, Newsha Tavakolian, Havin Güneser, Saleh Muslim & Jonas Staal, Murat Bay, Evren Kocabiçak, Nazan Üstündag, Dilar Dirik
Articles written by Taussig
March 05, 2016.