I cannot grow. I have no shadow to run away from. I only play. I cannot err; there is no creature whom I belong to, whom I could wrong. I am defeat. When it knows it can now do nothing by suffering. All you lived through, dancing because you no longer need it. For any deed. I shall never be different. Love me.
Tonight at Town Hall! I discuss songwriting with my friends Kevin Murphy, Hanna Benn, and Grant Olsen. 7:30PM/Free (at Town Hall Seattle)
Duane Michals ph. - Nostalgica
fina miralles, emmascarats, 1976
Masks worn during experiments with Plague. Philippines, probably around 1912-Otis Historical Archives/National Museum of Health and Medicine
Lucas Samaras: Through the end of May, two prominent museum exhibitions in New York feature works by Lucas Samaras (b. 1936, Kastoria, Macedonia, Greece): What Is a Photograph? at the International Center of Photography displays the artist’s auto-Polaroids and photo-transformation series; Lucas Samaras: Offerings for a Restless Soul at the Metropolitan Museum of Art includes over 60 of the artist’s photographs, chairs, and box constructions, among other media.
Pictured here is Auto Polaroid, 1969-71, color instant print (Polacolor), with hand-applied ink. Photo: © The Museum of Modern Art/Licensed by SCALA/Art Resource, NY.