Sans Soleil

Migraine January 10, 2016
Today I have another migraine, it is sunny outside, I am inside, and watching San Soleil/Sunless by Chris Marker. Be inspired and take my mind off the pain.

More for my never-ending Chris Marker research:

Personal Effects: The Guarded Intimacy of Sans Soleil – From the Current – The Criterion Collection by Jonathan Rosenbaum

Letter to Theresa by Chris Marker – Behind the Veils of Sans Soleil

Sans Soleil / Sunless TEXT

more Chris Marker LINKS

Art in the 1980s: The Forgotten History of PAD/D

Art in the 1980s: The Forgotten History of PAD/D

Art in the 1980s: The Forgotten History of PAD/D

Great piece in Hyperallergic about the PAD/D (Political Art Documentation and Distribution) collective and its archive which is now at MoMA library in Queens.

A lot of this was happening when I first moved to NYC. In retrospect, I don’t understand why I didn’t get involved.

I love the last line of the article in how it speaks about why we make archives:  “The archive is in a place that will forever be there, and perhaps no one will show it much attention. But maybe one day, someone will see it, and will.” [by artist Mimi Smith.]

And there is a second essay
 with many great selections
from the archive.

Interference Archive

Interference Archive

Just discovered this archive and it’s in Brooklyn. Title alone makes me want to visit.

Interference Archive explores the relationship between cultural production and social movements. This work manifests in public exhibitions, a study and social center, talks, screenings, publications, workshops, and an online presence

Taksim Square Book Club

In Pictures: The Taksim Square Book Club – In Pictures – Al Jazeera English.

Standing silently, and initially alone, Turkish performance artist Erdem Gunduz stood, with his hands in his pockets, facing the Ataturk Cultural Centre in Taksim Square, Istanbul, for eight hours.

With extraordinary speed, Gunduz become the latest symbol of the resistance movement. In days that followed, thousands of people would emulate his solitary act, standing silently, for minutes or hours, in places across Turkey.

…Public reading and informal education has been notable since the earliest days of the protest, but has since merged with the Standing Man to form “The Taksim Square Book Club”. more


Curating the Traces of Illegal Immigration

Reblogging this from Hyperallergic.

Curating the Traces of Illegal Immigration.

Curating the Traces of Illegal Immigration

In the summer of 2012, University of Michigan anthropologist Jason De León and a group of his students were doing fieldwork in the Sonoran Desert in Arizona when they came across the body of a 41-year-old woman. Her name was Marisol, and she was dead. She had been for four days. more

De León started the Undocumented Migration Project four years ago as a way of studying illegal immigration from an anthropological and an ethnographic perspective

Neil Young / Newspapers

“When I get the paper, I read it through and through..” Neil Young – refrain on song “Get a  Job” in new Americana album. [lyrics] Granted, he is talking about reading the classifieds (that don’t exist) but still like that he is singing about the newspaper.

ESPECIALLY since I am listening to this as I sort through papers.

In looking through papers from past four months, big categories for front page photo are MEN WITH GUNS (mostly from Middle East), DISTRESSED WOMEN (mostly from Middle East and Southeast Asia), POLITICIANS (mostly men), SPORTS. It is election time and most of the sports are Olympics so that explains the size of them. More analysis needed and then of course how to transform all this into photographs.