In the fall, I was hired to shoot for YouTube/ SciShow to cover their event in New York's Washington Square Park. SciShow is a great YouTube channel and this event was a realization of their episode "World's Most Asked Questions: What Is Energy?" Watch the SciShow episode and check out my images documenting the event below.
If you haven't made it out to the Domino Sugar factory, it's a good time to visit. The artist Kara Walker has infused the factory with thought-provoking confectionary sculptures. I visited last weekend to see the installation and revisit the space.
A powerful personification of the most beleaguered demographic in this country — the black woman — shows us where we all come from, innocent and unrefined.
Walker's A Subtlety or The Marvelous Sugar Baby an Homage to the unpaid and overworked Artisans who have refined our Sweet tastes from the cane fields to the Kitchens of the New World on the Occasion of the demolition of the Domino Sugar Refining Plant — runs through July 6 at the former Domino Sugar factory: 317 Kent Avenue at South 1st Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn. It is open Friday 4 – 8 pm, Saturdays and Sundays 12 – 6 pm.
I love this video and I wish I could see Michael Rakowitz's show. I guess this will have to do. I remember being struck with Uday Hussein's interest in Science fiction but I didn't know the rabbit hole went this deep.
There can’t be many artists who have been interviewed both by TateShots and Star Wars Insider Magazine, but that’s what happened to Michael Rakowitz as he put the finishing touches to his Tate Modern exhibition. Star Wars fans, it seems, were as eager as us to find out the links between science fiction fantasy and the reality of war, with Darth Vader’s iconic helmet playing an unexpected role. Rakowitz’s exhibition explores seemingly implausible connections between objects and events. Included in the show are a diverse range of material, from the ‘Empire Strikes Back’ poster a young Rakowitz adorned on his bedroom wall, to WW2 memorabilia sourced from eBay, and an example of Sadam Hussein’s taste in literary cover art. Plagiarism claims, wrestling scandals and the Supergun affair are also thrown into the mix. In this video the artist is our guide around the exhibition.
Michael Rakowitz: The worst condition is to pass under a sword which is not one’s own, Tate Modern, until May 3, 2010.