For Some Reason, I Can’t Look Away…
It’s also possible I’ll arrive in time to be a speaker on The Real History of Science Fiction: Robots (Hyatt Embassy A-B) at 7:00 PM on Friday.
Aaaaand, regardless, I’ll be hanging out with a ton of other authors…
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‘Fuel to Fire (David Lynch Remix)’ by Agnes Obel
David Lynch + excellent vocals.
where i work we rent out a variety of buildings and to make a long story short i’m going to hell
Untitled (Death by Gun), 1990
Multiple copies of this poster by the Cuban-born Felix González-Torres are displayed in a paper stack, at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Visitors may take copies of the poster from the stack free of charge. In its form and concept it blurs the lines between installation, sculpture and printmaking. The artist conceived of this piece (and his other similar printed paper stacks) as a kind of sculpture, endlessly depleted and endlessly replenished. (Those who buy his paper stacks are obliged to having the image reprinted so that the stack displayed in the gallery is always a specified optimum height).
The poster lists the names of individuals killed by guns in the United States in one week, in May 1989, with additional details, and in most cases, an image of the victim, all taken from Time magazine. Some have committed suicide, others are victims of violent crime. This simple exercise underlines the issue of gun ownership, particularly pressing in the United States, where private gun ownership is more common than in the United Kingdom and Europe. The drama of these violent deaths is contrasted with the simple, matter-of-fact manner in which they are reported, reducing the dead to a few statistics. This print has been produced as an ‘endless edition’ since 1990; as an unlimited edition artwork, it is constantly evolving as the audience participates in its distribution and its life-cycle.
The world is full of ways to die. I’m shocked at how humankind excels at designing, selling, buying and defending one more.
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