I had a lot of extra time on the train over the holiday, so I was going through old photos. I came across a few unposted pics from that insanely great studio visit
that the Creative Council
did with Marilyn Minter back in March of 2006. Yowza. Considered this the unreleased demos or something. Or just consider it me being bored on the train. It's up to you.
Does this promo shot for Dirty. Sexy. Money.
look like a still from Doug Aitken's Sleepwalkers
Illustration by Riccardo Vecchio
That's the title for Hilton Als' short, but incredibly touching review of Waiting for Godot is in the latest issue of the New Yorker. It's online here
. This is the closest I've gotten to being there. A wonderful little bit of writing.
On a related note, don't miss the photos that Creative Time recently posted here
the performance and the path to it.
Image by Zoe Strauss
I was thrilled to find out that my dear pal Zoe Strauss
was awarded one of the Agnes Gund Fellowships
from United States Artists
Glee was added to my thrill when I clicked the link on her blog and discovered that Creative Time hero,Paul Chan
, was also awarded a fellowship. I can't think of two artists more deserving. It seems entirely appropriate to be mentioning Chan
in the same breath since both have created powerful work related to the (CONTINUING) aftermath of Katrina.
I got an email from Creative Time yesterday with some links regarding Paul Chan's Waiting for Godot in New Orleans
. I am sooooooooooo sorry I missed this. I will regret it for the rest of my life. Here's
the Time's Picayune feature on the project. Here's
there account of the performance. And here's
the NPR story. Even Jesus wept. It's too bad He
wasn't smart enough to smite George Bush's sorry criminally-neglectful death-worshipping Bible-licking ass while He
was at it. And that pretty much sums up my reaction to this. Tears, then a seething fury. No hope.
But that's not what this is about. It's about reflecting the experience of the victims of Katrina and the Bush administration. It's about connection. It's about surviving. It's about somehow going forward, even when you can't move. Know hope, I guess.