Wednesday, August 17, 2016
It took awhile to track this down for the Anonymous Inventory of Objects Stolen From Art Departments series. It was the first time one was photographed in an environment. I am not sure if it will be included in the Art Department series, but I am glad that it exists before I return it.
The clinical white background will be part of the inventory. I am inching toward 50 items. Slowly but surely. Once that happens, I'd like to create a small publication and a site-specific installation at a university gallery where contributions are solicited to add to my collection.
Thursday, August 11, 2016
Keys to previous places called "home" are on my mind. I searched the archives and found an image for a set that stares me down from a plastic bag day after day.
This is leading somewhere ... I promise.
Sunday, August 7, 2016
Last year, a publication called Documentum was born. The first issue featured artists "who are engaging with Instagram in a committed way" and it was reviewed in The New York Times. This spring, guest curator, Kate Palmer Albers asked me to participate in Issue 2: Pictures and Words and I am thrilled to have my humble typed-written imagery alongside artists and writers whom I have respected for years. The cover of the latest issue displays every single photograph printed on the 60+ pages inside.
Last week a review in Dutch was published here [Image via Photo Q Bookshop]. If only my ancestors were around to help me translate it.
It is available for purchase here. It's a wonderful periodical dedicated to archiving digital imagery in print. I can't wait to see what enfolds in future issues.
Saturday, August 6, 2016
I encountered Lawrence Weiner's bookmark referencing Donald Judd's library online a couple weeks ago (both images via). With the greatest of intentions, I began a book inventory in 2013 and finally finished it before moving in January. Despite this fact, I had never counted all of them.
Knowing about the bookmark, however, convinced me to do so. I am very happy to report that I am no Donald Judd, coming in at a few under 600 (= one large wall). If ever I reach 1000, that will be a problem. I couldn't agree more with the sentiment - books do furnish a room especially if you haven't had a television since 2006.