Soo Sunny Park (b. Seoul, Korea) - Unwoven Light at Rice University’s Rice Gallery in Houston, Texas. Composed of 37 individual sculptural units, the installation uses iridescent plexi-glass embedded in pieces of a chain link fence to cast shimmering, colorful reflections across the spacious gallery. Photo’s via Walley Films Flickr Photostream.
hoping they will train me in the art
of opening up
I stand on mountain tops believing
that avalanches will teach me to let go
but I am here to learn.
I am interested in the interaction between space and time in regards to matter. In particular, the accumulation of materials and the point in space in which an observer witnesses them. How do things find their placement within a single moment in time? What are the epic stories that prelude something’s current state? A pile of dusty books in a corner. An acorn on the ground. Grassy plains hiding the face of an ancient glacial world that once stood in its place. Rock fragments, hovering in cold forgotten regions of space, that were shattered in star explosions eons before and lightyears away. I am interested in the stories that objects tell within a moments time and further, the eventual rearrangement of such meterials that the future most certainly implies.
Salvador Dali – Ménagère (Cutlery Set) 1957
Six pieces (silver-gilt) comprising of two forks, two knives and two enameled spoons.
Insurmountable questions to unanswered endings
Unsteady hands cannot seem to find a grip
Reality slips, my fingers clench
Forms ever changing
I keep looking back
Manifesting future; Fires under the stars holding you
Somewhere on the west coast where I left myself last
Past; your emotional grasp.
Your hook in the pit of my stomach.
The daunting road that lies ahead
Outside of the glowing biofilms seen from above
Left to grapple with oceans (minds)
Hundreds of cells giving birth to centralized ideals
Rocket launched through time
Only to reiterate whats been on my mind.
A Vietnam protestor sets his draft card on fire during the march in Washington D.C., 1967.
by Richard Swanson
America is not a “free” country. No matter how many times we were forced to read and recite that is is in government funded schools. In order to achieve seemingly basic human rights…to simply exist as one wishes openly, often years and years of protest and violence must occur until the state chooses to give the people what they want. And even when the state does bend to allow these things it only does so when the reforms align with their current agenda.
-Gay Rights, civil rights, women’s rights, workers rights, the right to not have to fight in unjust wars, economic equality…its all been (and still is) a bloody fucking battle by the state against the people.
I guess I really miss having a bathtub