Sunday, 6 March 2011

NYC photos

Central Park birds

Christopher Wool
Untitled, 1991

Rivane Neuenschwander
Ze Carioca no.4, A Volta de Ze Carioca (1960).
Edicao historica, Ed. Abril
, 2004

Morris Hirshfield
Tiger, 1940

Brooklyn Bridge

Trift store in Williamsburg

Chrysler through a hole

Times Square Hello Kitty

Grand Central and Chrysler

On the way to Beacon

I love the Chrysler Building

My very own diner. I can retire now.


More photos to follow shortly.

The Builders, Sullivan and Flint. (Invigilating)

Just got back from NYC (pictures to follow in a future post). The week before I did some invigilating at One Thoresby Street for a piece of video work by Christine Sullivan and Rob Flint. The work is titled 'The Builders' - features a man (Phil Minton) wandering round the empty storage tanks that neighbour the Tate's Turbine Hall, and convulsing and making animalistic sounds. It's an engaging film, that 'loops' a few times before you realise that each loop sequence is subtly different. The screams echo in the attic space where it is displayed and put me on edge until I got used to it. The only downside to the work, I felt, was the female voice over that comes in sometimes and whispers- it made the video feel cheap and cliched for a moment. Echoey whispers annoy me in film anyway; it feels like a tacky attempt to make something sound meaningful or mysterious. 'The Builders' didn't need it; it's powerful enough without it.

Anyway after 4 or so hours of sitting in the space on a slow Friday, I started to muck about and have a visual conversation with the film. I made some videos, but I'm not overly pleased with them, however the screen grabs look pretty cool.