Last Rites (Positano) 1995
"Last Rites (Positano) considers what it means for women to do exactly what they are tolf as part of its investigation of female identity, the development of female autonomy, and the primary importance for each of us and our relationship with our mothers."
"Last Rites (Positano) is Lucier’s most personal work to date, although the subject at its center is not herself but her mother Margaret Glosser. In Margaret’s narration, the idea of Positano has almost mythic resonance as an icon of exalted but ambiguous status. Positano came to signify both the fulfillment of an American romantic longing and the ultimate failure of that ideal to sustain a productive and rewarding life. It represented happiness and misery, adventure and peril, an ending and a beginning – personal drama played out against a backdrop of the rising wave of Fascism and impending cataclysm."
Just marathon-ed this show. I cannot get over how much I love it. This title sequence is just … mesmerizing.
Work in progress.
This is a touch/look/interaction.
I am playing with the design.
I am starting to make things more and more. And I mean things, objects, installations, interactions, whatever. It’s getting harder to photograph them or share them. I will try my best. Maybe I should go back to making prints…
I am so fortunate to attend school with some of the coolest kids.
Yesterday I helped my friends Matt and Andrew make a film
Man with Snake, from Days at Sea
Horse and Hand, from Days at Sea
I listen to almost every genre of music under the sun, but it’s something about Kronos Quartet that will always, and completely trap me.
Aheym (Yiddish for “homeward”) was written for Kronos by Bryce Dessner; a member of the Brooklyn rock band The National, he studied composition at Yale. The music thrives on nervous energy, pulsating with strumming and spiccato (bouncing the bow on strings) while building to a tremendous fever.
One of the best comics I’ve read in a long time.