Commentary / discussion / Essay / German Literature / reading / Walter Benjamin

Reading Life: Instructions for Reading One-Way Street by Walter Benjamin

1. You must read the book cover to cover. Do not skip the preface or introduction; allow yourself to soak up Marcus’ observations and Jennings history¬†with Benjamin. 2. You do not have to read Benjamin’s text in order. I did. There is no damage in doing so, but give yourself the freedom to explore and … Continue reading

Art / Essay / Get Out (2017) / Photography / Relationships / Variety (1983)

At the Movies

You argue, fight over nothing because “nothing” is unimportant. You tell your son, I’m going to the movies. He says, Take me with you. You say, I can’t. You exit through the kitchen door, your husband follows you out to the driveway. You exchange a continuous verbal shit storm. Nan (Nan Goldin) tells her friend … Continue reading

Art / Commentary / criticism / Imogen Cunningham / Photography / poetry / reading / San Francisco Museum of Modern Art / Writing

Body Talk: Poetic Space in Imogen Cunningham’s Triangles, 1928

A friend once told me there are three sides to every story. *** If three is a number of unity then why are the nocturnal arcs of her body far more connective to me than angles? Her body receives light with subtle gradations yet provides an unending Rothko depth. I too am soft, but not … Continue reading