On November 29, residents of Prospect Heights and the surrounding areas were presented with an informational meeting hosted by Community Boards 2, 6, and 8 about Forest City Ratners proposed $2.5 billion Atlantic Yards Development.
The following talk, illustrated with forty sets of slides, was given at The Great Hall at Cooper Union in Manhattan on November 9, 2004 to begin a conversation with Seymour Hersh, Luc Sante, and David Levi Strauss, moderated by Brian Wallis.
Now that the election is over and the votes have been aptly counted (or not, depending on who you believe), New Yorkers are hesitantly accepting the harsh reality that George W. Bush is still our President.
Art In Conversation
Throughout his impressive forty-year career, Richard Tuttle has pursued an artistic practice that is not easily categorized, incorporating drawing, painting, and sculpture into an idiosyncratic, intensely personal hybrid.
Art In Conversation
When I leaned those four eight-by-three foot, thin-gauge metal sheets against the wall, predictably they naturally sagged in the center. There was something wrong with the way my body experienced that sag. When leaning, the panels didnt push back at me.
Books In Conversation
Brooklyn-based Suketu Mehta, a graduate of the Iowa Writers Workshop, spent the late 1990s becoming intimate with the gangsters and zealots responsible for the violence, as well as the slum dwellers, cops, bar girls, and movie stars who make Indias thriving commercial capital function.
On Inauguration Day, Dubyas rabbit eyes are about to shift into their dopiest state of confusion yet when he sees Lila Rose Kaplans Ladies of Liberty stomping up to triangulate DuPont Circle in DC. Arm-in-arm with comedic escorts Billionaires for Bush, this bilious band of 19th century battleaxes plans to hammer its croquet mallets straight into the groin of the presidents administration as it makes its way up its batty belfry to sound the death knell for womens reproductive rights.
Jean-Luc Godardlike Andrei Tarkovskymakes you peer more intently at the screen. Their films seldom wash over you; they contain you, sweep you along (or lose you entirely), demand that you watch more closely, pay more attention.
While twentysomething indie rockers were busily toying around with various retro (and once innovative) styles, performers/composers old enough to be their parentsor grandparentswere still pushing boundaries.
I sell trees. Im not only a seller of trees. In the past five years Ive been a carpenter and a plumber and a house painter. I can be a handyman and a dishwasher and a short-order cook. Now I sell trees. Its now what I do.
A man snatches/off his glasses/like a brazen/murder suspect