Archive for the 'scholasticism' Category

outgrown (facebook) status

‍‍ב׳ אייר ה׳ תשע״ג - Thursday, April 11th, 2013

finding sorting old clothing fascinating- as uncertain numbers and intended fate dictate placement, variations on folding affect the interaction of placements, object valuation based – and weighted – between functional utility, social utility, and personal totemism — of memory, of self indulgence, interplay between a systemic approach and the feel, the music playing on Pandora: its distraction and relation to memory, and the subsumption of all – and me – to the end task.  Should have done this sooner.

far more interesting than most social interaction in recent memory and the repetitive, inevitable discussions the apologia, leading EITHER to confrontation borne of ego and the bludgeon of validation or worse, bullet point, wielded OR the prophetic cloak of inspiration being thrust upon me.  and still it infects me as i run through those thoughts in their broad curves and the precise turns of recent iterations.  and letter to score unneeded conflict where I’m in the right compose themselves once more for the the thousandth fragmented time. but still, this, this, these clothes, unlike people, I can’t so easily predict and I’ve seen each of these threads before, but until this job, never the tapestry.  also, my Zepp channel on Pandora is pretty good.  To wit – How Many More Times is on and I’m out.

Before a bath

‍‍כ״ט שבט ה׳ תשע״ג - Friday, February 8th, 2013

What then is the value of a dialectic of intertextual reference?  Pretension, maybe, certainly true at times, but usually a charge from the illiterate egoist.  Validation, (either or both) establishing the credentials (of entry, consideration, engagement) of the author and a guarded gate in the name of esotericism – only the chapter headings, and not before anyone save the rare meritorious ear.  Perhaps it is the popular version of the latter; a method of revered scholars as emulated by followers, granted prestige as dialect, but stripped of its mysterious functionality, or at least lowered to code switching of a sort – putatively “Number 34″; “You didn’t tell it right” or conversely(!), a popular register – “at Tanagra” – that the cautious scholar imbued with new functionality to suit his exclusionary purpose.  In all of these, it could merely be the value of time vs. space, the efficacy of a cultural lookup table, or (perhaps as exactly here) where there is no common understanding as drawing upon diversity in basic references from often mutually exclusive groupings.  If then, if me(?), then a smattering of all, and Google and critical notes and if kind and of a popular mindset, href, remedies much.

half time game plan

‍‍ד׳ טבת ה׳ תשע״ג - Monday, December 17th, 2012

While this entire site needs a revamp,  one thing, perhaps the most important thing, needs to be addressed – content.  While it’s obvious that I rarely post here, I do post long comments, some article length elsewhere.  I’m going to be moving copies here and revising them (not all sites allow editing and I have this silly habit of using my Nexus 7 tablet for long posts – not conducive to avoiding typos both foreign and autocorrect).

The first selection is my comment on Vice’s Art Basel article – perfect because I came to Miami specifically for Art Week, had a nearly perfect successful couple of days (I showed up late and last minute), was appreciated to the degree that talented artists on at least three continents sent me Facebook friend requests, has raised (some confused) commentary elsewhere on the web, and poetically, today is my last full day here, in my occaisional other city, and sets the stage for a more public presence (and work, always work) when I return to NYC on Tuesday.

The benefits of having a brain: being brighter.

‍‍י״ב טבת ה׳ תשע״ב - Friday, January 6th, 2012

Cool article (based on the abstract and source – I haven’t gotten a chance to read it yet).  Another benefit to being smarter and more technical that 95% of photographers is to realize how abjectly dumb you are and how relevant some of those unknowns (and unknown unknowns) are… which means you go out and read the work of really smart people.

I will say this again-

There is no “too technical,” only “not artistic enough.”

19 in 19 at Curate NYC

‍‍י״ט כסלו ה׳ תשע״ב - Wednesday, December 14th, 2011

Well, I’ll admit I like this one:  Laurie Ann Farrell, Executive Director of Exhibitions at SCAD put Two by Four in her 19 piece online exhibit drawn from the 1,552 (according to the site artist entries). In general, I find the individual curation to be far better than the jury panel. I do think that the selections need to be blind. I thought that last year, and I think it remains an issue, though it would be problematic as the impetus of the project is to garner attention to less known NYC artists. I’m sure something can be worked out.

However, my 2nd selection aside, I couldn’t really bear using such an old piece – I’ve gotten better since the age of 19, but I had my reasons for doing what I did. Since the judging and additional curating is done, I uploaded what was going to be my submission for this year to my profile; Quiptych. It also forms the centerpiece of my “cohesive” printed art portfolio, arrange just so to use the problem of vertical pieces in an horziontal presentation book to my advantage.

Now, finally, to get some real writing done.


‍‍כ״ט תשרי ה׳ תשע״ב - Wednesday, October 26th, 2011

A bit of fun in LEGO blocks. Old, but I wanted the original site (I hope it is) to get the link.