The Isthmus is a project that was spawned in 2004. It was a story about the administrator of the Panama Canal visiting an indigenous tribe of Indians that lived on a watershed of the Panama Canal that had piqued my interest. That summer I spent 30 days traveling the country.
Go is the oldest continuously played game in the history of our species. Invented in China nearly 3000 years ago, Go is played by approximately fifty million people, mostly in Asia. Exponentially more complex than chess, Go players use abstract strategy to place stones on vacant intersections of a 19×19 board grid while attempting to surround an opponent’s territory.
In response to Drucker’s call, I considered: How might I design diagrams which attempt to render visible the ‘authorship’ of the designer, in order to think-through and demonstrate the constructed nature of these visual forms? I decided to use passages from the two novels Todd introduced me to, alongside data about the subject of these novels – climate change and nuclear testing.
Our team of photographers and filmmakers was comprised of two Uruguayans and two Americans and our goal was to cover the residue of British influence in Uruguay while also studying the subsequent return of public services to the Uruguayan government and the changes that took place. In addition, we also covered the cultural impact, origins and importance of Candombe and Las Llamadas.
Iraq and Singapore are separated by a swathe of continent, generation, history and situation which are as different as can be. But fellas here are as particular about sculpting their hair into impressive constructions as the fellas there. Any older man is an uncle (although an older woman in Iraq is not necessarily an aunty). The fullness of a woman’s hair, an equal obsession (don’t even start with the horror that greets unusual hair fall), as is the fairness of her skin.
We are more alike than we know.
Triple Shot showcases a “cup” I travel with while photographing the left behind coffee cups as I find them on my journey(s). The “cup” bears witness to this caffeine global love affair with coffee.
Geomancy deals with time and its associated notions of past, present, and future. Michael Lundgren’s three book series – Transfigurations, Matter, and most recently, Geomancy, (the first two published by Radius Books and the third by Stanley Barker), show a flow through the physical to a spiritual state; then, Matter into the physical; and with the newest series, fully evoking the ethereal powers of the universe to see into the future illustrated from markings that tell of the seeker’s future. The photographer prompts a discussion of time, the universe, and the question of our perception of reality and idea of permanence. Whether it is physical reality in three dimensions, a fleeting construct of our mind, or something just to the left or right of either, Lundgren is there to is there to capture what and how this land is now and represents for us now.
The idea of plastic as having afterlives, or lives at all, might be thought of as a bit of a strange notion. But is it really? Our plastic waste must go somewhere after we dispose of it, be it in landfill or otherwise. If a singular piece of plastic is a material that will indeed outlive not only us, but the generations of humans that will come after us, then plastics must exist, and ‘live’, in some way during this time. They have a life after humans, and after use as a consumer object.
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