Launching the website did not make the migraines stop…
I’m ready to put my migraines out in the world.
100migraines has launched.
Some days I look at the front page of the NY Times, and I am struck by the pattern of the front page images. Today above the fold is a generic ice skater from the Winter Olympics and below the fold is a powerful image from Syria that has stayed in my mind since I saw it online yesterday.
Sunday, the Times celebrated the opening of the Olympics above the fold and the 50th anniversary of the Beatles on Ed Sullivan below.
Thursday and Friday weather moved the Olympics below the fold!
Shirley Temple and Sid Casear died this week and their former star selves smile at us from below the fold.
Only Monday did a hard news photo make it above the fold with an image from the escalating situation in Syria.
Sometimes you can learn a lot by just counting.
Beginning to make sense of the front page news photos. Almost 15 years in my studio.
Categorizing the front-page image above the fold:
Memorials, Celebrations, War, Aftermath, Crime, Daily Life, Holding/Taking Photos, Science, Grieving Women, Grieving Men, Men with Guns, Sports, Politicians, Protest, Weather, Natural Disaster, Man Made Disaster – categories keep presenting themselves.
came across this links about Walter Benjamin and want to come back to them
Estadio Nacional, SantiagoI have been in Chile since Sunday with my research group “Women Mobilizing Memory” – scholars, artists, friends from NYC, Santiago, and Istanbul. We spent 5 days in Chile visiting memorial sites and celebrating the election of Michelle Bachelat. Now I am on the beach in Concon, 2 hours from Santiago trying to digest it all. Yesterday we visited the soccer stadium where prisoners were taken after the coup on 9.11.73 until the end of November when the stadium was need to play soccer (!). It was an overwhelming experience which I cannot put into proper words yet, so I choose these photos. A section of the seats remain as they were.
Pain leading to photos
And then I started taking steroids
The new improved
I have spent most of the day at my computer improving my wordpress skills so I could move my Links blog off wordpress.com (they started including ads on their hosted blogs) and then updated and redesigned both blogs. I made my first wordpress child theme, rewrote some php files, changed the css, etc. At least I have something to show for these hours of staring at my screen, but seems a far cry from art making, but part of the process I suppose.