One of my architecture projects from UCLA is now featured on suckerPUNCH !
Not only does this make me happy, but also beckons me to channel my inner Britney Spears.
Since we all know we secretly or not so secretly have a soft spot for this song,
let's all take a synchronized 3.5 minute dance break...
C'mon, it'll be good for you!
Partly inspired by Austin Kleon and his awesome Blackout Poems made by blacking out newspaper pages and continuing on from my older post about how much beat poetry you can find in your Delicious Bookmark Tags, I will now present some of my favorite new beat wisdom generated from my ever-growing virtual word cloud:
My current word cloud...
And some of the new jazzy stuff I've found in it lately...
what else can you find?
And just for fun, here is my Blackout Poem I submitted to Mr. Kleon...
Since I've been running low on any English based printed text over here,
I made this one from a letter my dad wrote to help me get my Freelance
Artist's visa (Don't worry, I made a copy first).
There is some really great work up
at the Hamburger Bahnhof Museum right now.
One of the best things I saw today was a video recreating one of
Glenn Gould's most important recordings by splicing together thousands
of samples from amateur performance videos uploaded on YouTube and
projecting them on two enormous screens, side by side.
Not only did this cacophonous installation offer some extremely compelling
glimpses and juxtapositions of people, animals, instruments,
and vintage equipment...
Right in the heart of Berlin at Postdamer Platz's Sony Center
you can find a real life section cut through a preserved Berlinese interior.
Channeling the essence of Gordon Matta-Clark, this inverted interior offers
an array of intricate design details including this impressively ornate
mirror and wall relief.
While what makes this slice through the past so compelling and disorienting
has a fair amount to do with its juxtaposition against its more contemporary
architectural neighbors, the most effective aspect of this peculiar
preservation move is the fact that you can be outside and inside
So in honor of this wonderfully inverted architectural specimen,
let's all take a minute to enjoy Diana Ross singing "Upside Down"
with Michael Jackson at the LA Forum.