Early light. Elsewhere day 2
Iceland through the window of a cab. 2012
Into inevitable uncertainty..
Landscape through a fogged over car window. Middle of nowhere, Iceland.
One Hundred Live and Die, Bruce Nauman (1984)
“One Hundred Live and Die features multicoloured neon phrases outlining 100 ways one could live or die. Installed on four metal monoliths in a pitch black room, the different colour phrases are lit up individually and then in patterns of connected emotions. The result is a commentary on life and the many ways it can be made incredible, difficult, mundane, beautiful, unfair, funny, strange and so forth. Some phrases make perfect sense, some feel a bit more obscure (what exactly does ‘yellow and live’ mean?) As each phrase lights up, the dark room is bathed in glowing, brilliant and ever-changing colour. Eventually the entire piece is lit and the viewer is overwhelmed by not only the spellbinding colour but by the emotion of 100 ways life can be lived and experienced.” (Source)
A.I.R. day 48. Travel day 75. 5 countries behind me. 2 countries ahead.
Still reeling in my experiences from Paris and Paris Photo.. and all of the amazing people I met there. My bags are packed and sitting by my side.. ready to head to London in less than an hour. When home finally comes, home is going to feel so grand.
Girl lying on trunk of car, 1972, William Gedney
Will Steacy’s coat with celebratory flag. #election2012 #obama #americanflag
Vacant lot that was the site of Mitt Romney’s childhood home. Detroit.
In February 2012, on a campaign stop in Michigan, Mitt Romney said, “I was born in Detroit, Harper Hospital. Our home was right around Six-Mile and Woodward, a place called Palmer Park. And, uh, we had a home there. It’s been bulldozed because it turned, I guess, into an eyesore or a place where drugs were being used, so they had to tear it down. It was a lovely home.”
Palmer Park is in fact still a lovely neighborhood full of lovely homes. Most people would probably regard most of these lovely homes as mansions. The lot where the Romney home once stood is in fact the only vacant lot anywhere in the immediate vicinity, and when we related the above quote to two different neighbors they laughed out loud.
“This has always been a good neighborhood,” one man said. “We have private security. They let the house go, but there were never any druggies hanging out there.”
The house was demolished in 2010.
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Photo of a flooded West 21st Street, in the middle of the Chelsea gallery district. (Image courtesy curator Lindsay Howard)