Of all the beautiful things in the world I'm most enthralled with the sky, the universe, and language.
I was following the pack all swallowed in their coats,
With scarves of red tied ‘round their throats,
To keep their little heads,
From falling in the snow,
And I turned ‘round and there you go,
And Michael, you would fall,
And turn the white snow red as strawberries in the summertime.
What the city is missing: Thierry Cohen photographs cityscapes and then photographs deserts at night, combing the two to show us what our cities would look like with the lights off. The stars are not enhanced, they are actual photos from relative latitudes that would expose the same starry sky view if it weren’t for light pollution. Click on each photo to see which city it is.
Light pollution and pollution in general
“Sext Me if You Can”
New Museum (Lobby), 235 Bowery, NYC
an interactive performance installation taking place in the New Museum Lobby in full view of Museum visitors. For this performance, Karen Finley creates a limited edition of paintings inspired by “sexts” that she receives from participating patrons. Participation takes the form of a commission and requires a ten-minute private and anonymous sitting on-site during announced performance times (bring your own cell phone!). Through this process, the erotic exchange with the artist—bound by rules of commerce—transforms into a lasting and collectible work of art. Presented as part of NEA 4 in Residence.