Friday, April 21, 2017

Island Archives



I've recently started a research project into the mythologies and realities of islands in the twenty-first century. If you're interested in updates on work related to this, please email me or take a look at the project's Instagram account.

You can also find some of my notes (written & visual) from early fieldwork on MoMA's blog, Inside/Out, or at The Island Review.

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Bakeries, Bensonhurst, Brooklyn


Bensonhurst isn't pretty at all, but it has a lot of pathos. It's a busy suburb that feels forgotten by the rest of the city. There are dated Italian pastry shops filled with elaborate cakes and the huge roads are clogged with traffic. Above, on the afternoon I visited, storm clouds gathered.

Monday, November 2, 2015

Recommendations: Sophie Calle's 'The Chromatic Diet', 1998

I really enjoyed Art and Food: Rituals Since 1851, the section of the Milan Expo dedicated to art, held at the Triennale. It's a huge exhibition — we had about four hours there, and had to really rush through the second half. The exhibition begins with impressionist paintings of markets, dinners and chefs, moves through a late nineteenth century Campari bar, early and mid-century design, some fun Lichtenstein sculptures, before moving on to recent, playful pieces like Tom Sach's 'Nutsy McDonalds'. There are clips from films playing throughout, and a wonderful cabinet of nineteenth century menus and books about food.


I particularly liked Sophie Calle's 'The Chromatic Diet,' which I hadn't seen before.

Sunday, September 27, 2015

London Summer

 

I spent two months in London this summer; these are some pictures (from my cellphone, again).