31 March 2006

public/private and oregon

Wednesday night was a panel on "terrorist naturalism" at Location One. Lots of critical newspeak but good things to think about ... particularly about "public" and "private" space. The main speakers were Katya Degot and David Riff, both based in Moscow, she all Russian, he grew up in America. Growing up in America, I think of sidewalks and squares as public space but they aren't always even if they are public land. Even Central Park in NYC is managed by a conservancy of "friends" of the park, mainly the richer people who live around the park. If the park were smaller, the control might be palpable. With that many acres and trees and rocks and whatnot, it's hard to apply the sort of control that a plaza like Rockefeller Center can, or even a park like Washington Square.

http://location1.org/index_qt.php (it's maddeningly overloaded, or fabulously interactive)

This morning's research on Louis Bunce, artist from Oregon. He has two records in the LC authority file and a mural in the Grants Pass postoffice. Tee's home is near Grants Pass and she is back home, leaving the hospital in pink boa and jacket.

28 March 2006

tee corinne

Tee Corinne and I have co-edited the newsletter of the Queer Caucus for Art for a decade. She is now fighting cancer of the bile duct and there is a blog for her. It is evocative and wrenching to read. The blog is at jeansirius.com/TeeACorinne/tee_update.html and there are links to some of Tee's pictures at Jean's homepage at http://jeansirius.com/ or at http://www.varoregistry.com/corinne/


[N.B. Jean took the blog down after Tee's death in August but there are still links on Jean's page to Tee materials as well as the University of Oregon where Tee's archives are deposited.]

11 March 2006

good galleryhopping today

Louise Fishman at Cheim & Read; John Arsenault at Clamp Art. The film schedule at Matthew Marks didn't fit so I haven't looked at the Nan Goldin film yet. Brian says it's long.