Starting in the late 1970s, Hiroshi Sugimoto took pictures of cinemas interiors and drive-ins with the aim of encapsulate the whole lenght of a movie in a single shot. He left the camera shutters open throughout the running of a movie and the glowing screen of the cinemas was left as a trace on each take. A somehow uncanny light resonates in the dark cinema halls. At a further glance, this central light ethereally underlines the rich architectural details of the theater interiors. You might want to confront Sugimoto’s work with Michael Wesely’s, a photographer that uses to take photographs featuringi 3 years long exposures: read “The passing of time“, (on Socks).
Brice Marden - Tiles (Etching), 1973
About a year ago, we posted a gif of hover whales. This, however, was our original creation—at the time too big for Tumblr but now able to be posted.
from Suggestions to the keepers of the U.S. life-saving stations, light-houses, and light-ships; and to other observers, relative to the best means of collecting and preserving specimens of whales and porpoises. By Frederick W. True.
We are very excited to announce the launch of the Paper Journal shop! Available are 3 limited edition, exclusive prints produced especially for the store, by artists Thomas Albdorf, Shane Lynam and Ben Alper.
Each month, the Paper Journal store will unveil a new print by a new photographer. As we continue to grow, our store will also stock self-published books, zines and other exciting products!
Way to go Ben Alper!
"Cities have often been compared to language: you can read a city, it’s said, as you read a book. But the metaphor can be inverted. The journeys we make during the reading of a book trace out, in some way, the private spaces we inhabit. There are texts that will always be our dead-end streets; fragments that will be bridges; words that will be like the scaffolding that protects fragile constructions. T.S. Eliot: a plant growing in the debris of a ruined building; Salvador Novo: a tree-lined street transformed into an expressway; Tomas Segovia: a boulevard, a breath of air; Roberto Bolano: a rooftop terrace; Isabel Allende: a (magically real) shopping mall; Gilles Deleuze: a summit; and Jacques Derrida: a pothole. Robert Walser: a chink in the wall, for looking through to the other side; Charles Baudelaire: a waiting room; Hannah Arendt: a tower, an Archimedean point; Martin Heidegger: a cul-de-sac; Walter Benjamin: a one-way street walked down against the flow."
Valeria Luiselli, “Relingos: The Cartography of Empty Spaces” (via invisiblestories)
Or, Some of the Whale
Opening Saturday Sept. 13
Somewhere in a small room in New York City, every page of Moby-Dick is redrawn with only the commas of the text visible.
Just a few of my collection of copies of Moby-Dick….
Come out to Launch F18 in NYC this Saturday Sept 13 to see my year-long project- Or, Some of the Whale.
Or, Some of the Whale
Launch F18, NY, NY ~ Sept. 13 - Oct. 25, 2014
(no lie. there are that many commas on pg. 590 of Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick. Come see the whole book in commas this Saturday in NYC.)
for more info on the project, click here