This work explores my reaction to the Kevin Sipp and Keith Washington Exhibit. I found it quite interesting the way in which Kevin Sipp’s installation was so overt in relation to the work of Keith Washington. In order to display this idea I have paired my audio commentaries with two slave dirges, Listen […]
Archive for September, 2005
This is a short musing on being a solitary human in a museum space.
I originally contributed 2 audio clips to Kevin Sipp’s installation/soundscape — a segment of the Tanakh, ‘Lamentations,’ and a piece of Holocaust survivor poetry, ‘You Onlookers’ by Nelly Sachs. I have since paired them with music I found gave more depth and context to my choices. The ‘Lamentations’ track now includes some of Louis Armstrong’s […]
As you have probably guessed by now, my audio contribution relates to my visit to the museum of sex in manhattan last summer. I viewed two exhibits, one called “Vamps and Virgins: The Evolution of American Pinup Photography from 1860 to 1960″ and the other entitled “Stags, Smokers & Blue Movies: The Origins of American […]
This podcast is in responce to my last ipod assignment for the class. The critique was that this art work would have been loved andadmired for a masterpiece even if the museum would have displayed it differently. Though I do agree with that to a point, I also have more to say on the […]
After noticing the dual entrance to the Keith Washington and Kevin Sipp exhibit at Brandeis University, I was intrigued as to how this may have altered our perceptions of the work. Originally the introduction and conclusion to this piece (along with a few salient points) were simultaneously read in Swahili for effect. However, […]
Given the issues we’ve been working through in this course, Governor Pataki’s decision, reported in the NY Times this morning, to scrap the Freedom Center Museum at Ground Zero in NYC is absolutely fascinating. I suppose one way of thinking about this is in terms of Greenblatt’s gem of an essay, “Resonance and Wonder” in […]