Archive for February, 2012

Monochrome (Think Yellow)

Wednesday, February 15th, 2012



Yellow Reliquary for Your Yellow Hair or, Measuring the Distance Between Us On the Yellow Ray (2012). Inside vitrine: books, c-prints, frame, slides, cardboard, cassette tape and case, hair, record, wax, cloth standing in for the yellow international maritime semaphore flag denoting the letter “Q”, gold; on top of vitrine: flowers, vase, slide. Dimensions variable.

Installation view, “Monochrome,” SALTS, Birsfelden, Switzerland, 2012. See more images of the show, here.

Light Studies, Darker Properties

Sunday, February 5th, 2012










I was in Porto last fall to write about a Leonor Antunes exhibition in the amazing pink Art Deco villa on the green, green grounds of the Serralves Foundation, and I ran into an artist I know—Charlotte Moth—who happened to be on a residency there. After spending a few lovely days with her and Serralves curator Ricardo Nicolau wandering around the modernist masterpieces along the coast, they asked me to contribute an essay to a catalogue they were planning to mark her residency and exhibition in Porto.

Here are some images of the resulting two-part catalogue: a book of essays by Ricardo (whose three pages of footnotes are a wonder), Sean Dower, and I, and a separate loose-leaf portfolio of photographs (inspired by a portfolio of images of Eileen Gray’s E-1027 house that Charlotte came across on her visit there). It’s really an astonishingly beautiful book, and can be ordered here.


Thursday, February 2nd, 2012


Paolo in rehearsal for Alexandra Bachzetsis’s upcoming production Etude (2012), Kaserne, Basel. The gorgeous photo is by Melanie Hofmann. From Paolo’s nascent (work-in-progress) website:, with more pretty pictures, songs, and infos about the upcoming record and various projects.

Check It Out, as all the Swiss kids say.