thru Jan 6:
“the event of a thread”
Park Avenue Armory, 643 Park Ave., NYC (bt 66th & 67th)
Tickets $12 General, $10 Students/Seniors, Free for Kids
“At its core, the installation features two fields of suspended swings connected via ropes and pulleys to each other and to a massive white curtain that bisects the 55,000-square-foot Wade Thompson Drill Hall. Each swing has its counterpart on the other side and it is the visitor’s momentum on the swing that activates a rolling undulation of the curtain. The resultant movement brought on by one swing is enhanced when another visitor engages the corresponding swing on the opposite side. The movement of the curtain alone is mesmerizing and the beauty is that the curtain remains in a continual state of flux set in motion by the interaction of visitors.” - Hyperallergic
photo: James Ewing
Amanda and I have decided to do a weekly round-up of stuff from the internet that we saw and thought was cool, funny, or just plain strange pertaining to books and otherwise. Here’s what’s been interesting this week.
- Dan Deacon talks to Beck about the future of music.
- Maris from Slaughterhouse90210 talks about this year in books.
- The New York Post did something right this week.
- Speaking of NYP, what would you do if you saw someone on the tracks?
- Molasses books may soon let you trade books for beer.
- The David Foster Wallace dictionary.
- Clementine the Hedgehog reviews DFW.
- Pizza Hut Perfume.
- Twitter brings word count of tweets with links down to 118.
- Read Electric Literature’s Recommended Reading every week, you won’t be sorry.
To Look At:
- The Highs and Lows of Bill Murray’s Career.
- 10 beautiful school libraries.
- Rare comics and pictures from Bill Watterson, the man behind Calvin & Hobbes.
- A more mysterious mystery section.
See you next week.