George Shaws paintings

Mike (Pearson) and I are planning a new edition of our book “Theatre/Archaeology” – now 15 years old. A key topic – the documentation, description, inscription of place/event – recognizing that places are always in motion, made what they are by virtue of our engagement, happening, perception, actions performed. Mike mentioned the work of George…

Helen Shanks – an archaeological sensibility

Helen has just launched her web site – http://helenshanks.com Ceramics connecting quiddities, material engagement, deep history, hylography, the skeuomorph – the life of things – see some recent comments – [Link] [Link]

design and antiquarians – 6

This is a comment on the seminar series currently running between Stanford and Bard Graduate Center. [Link] [Link] Our exploration of the world of engaging things continues. This week the theme was Assemblage We visited the Manhattan studio of Ghiora Aharoni – Genesis sculptures – seven extraordinary and wonderful assemblages of laboratory glassware, engraved texts,…

design and antiquarians – 5

This is a comment on the seminar series currently running between Stanford and Bard Graduate Center. [Link] [Link] Our exploration of the world of things continues. This week the theme is Community We visited Pincoff’s Hotel in Rotterdam to talk with Sjarel Ex, Director of Museum Boijmans van Beuningen Rotterdam – Winy Maas’s design for…

Elevate Ensemble – presence and absence

Wonderful performance from Elevate Ensemble last night at San Francisco Conservatory. Superbly introduced and conducted by Chad Goodman. Highlight for me – a  joint work “Bethlehem” by composer Danny Clay and photographer/urban archaeologist Jeremy Blakeslee Ambience and presence – in the old Bethlehem shipyards in San Francisco. Or rather absence – got me thinking again…

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