Joseph Lubitz is a curator and writer in Brooklyn. He is the co-director of the Center for Experimental Lectures and was a recent Helena Rubinstein Curatorial Fellow in the Whitney Independent Study Program.
Descending a flight of stairs into the sunken gallery, the syrupy sounds of a '60s exotica album echo off a tiled floor. A large hardbound reference book is propped up on a bookstand. It is opened to a page with a black and white photograph of a darkened room containing what looks like the shell of an observatory, brightly illuminated from the inside.