map-space, organized space and orientation
Thinking about: maps, terrain, organization, setting, depth. links.
+ Day 1 (yourself or persona).
+ Day 11 (favorite food).
+ Final Fantasy Tactics Advance, St. Ivalice screenshot, Final Fantasy Wiki. Image link.
+ Ed Ruscha, Twentysix Gasoline Stations, 1969. Tate.
+ Haruki Murakami’s The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle. But I think Murakami’s 1Q84 gives a similarly interesting idea of urban terrain.
(I don’t claim to know what these artists had in mind or that I know them. Click through each link to learn more about each artist, the work in particular, and their bodies of work. I included each of their Tumblr sites after each title.)
(Image at top is mine. Click or view post on blog for full size.)
time, place, time-space, movement-image
If you like television and screen things, if you hate television and screen things. If you are thinking about time, place, and time-space.
+ Underground: The Tokyo Gas Attack and the Japanese Psyche by Haruki Murakami. Vintage; 1st Vintage International Ed., 2001. Print.
+ Ambient Television: Visual Culture and Public Space (Console-ing Passions) by Anna McCarthy. Duke University Press Books, 2001. Print.
+ The Return of the Real: Avante-Garde at the End of the Century by Hal Foster. The MIT Press, 1996.
+ “Temporal Spasms or, See You Tomorrow in Kiribati!” essay by Daniel Birnbaum. e-Flux. 2011. Online.
To read next this month —
Cinema 1: The Movement-Image and Cinema 2: The Time-Image by Gilles Deleuze. University of Minnesota Press, 1986 (Cinema 1), 1989 (Cinema 2).
Wish I could see in person —
Sheets attempts to retrace Rinko Kawauchi’s steps in this world through a reassembly and re-editing of her filmstrips as a reinvented whole. Cinematographic at heart, the sequences of randomly selected contact sheets offer a real-life time lapse, a resurrection of moments in the personal history of the artist and immortalised in some of her more significant publications. The book’s gatefolds mark intervals in this rhythmic crescendo. They contribute, as if under a magnifying glass, to new spontaneous pairings of images. It is all here, fragment by fragment, the elements and patterns of a primal cosmogony of varied affective nuances with their connotations of transcendental immanence—a palimpsest of the everyday that Kawauchi brings together with such astounding ease as if the flow of juxtaposing images were as natural to her as her own biological path in life.
one more week of internship/independent study/research for spring/reading and writing all day, binge-pinning at night when I’m not reading more. I’m writing a paper in the spring on a work located in this city, so this Must Be Done Now while I’m here.
This is the only intersection of time, place, and office in which I have the ability to take advantage of all these things.