Tag Archives: 2000’s

2001: Was the Silence Gloomy?

Gilbert Sorrentino’s 2001 novel Gold Fools is written entirely in questions. Here are the opening paragraphs: Were Nort Shannon, Dick Shannon, and Bud Merkel exceptionally morose as they sat before the small bunkhouse and about the flames of the blazing … Continue reading

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2004: Hope

Dren Maliqi: Hope (2004)

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2003: Seascape

Florian Maier-Aichen: Untitled (Seascape with Monument) (2003)

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2009: A Trade Union for Trees

Look at a single tall tree standing proud in the middle of an open area. Why is it so tall? Not to be closer to the sun! That long trunk could be shortened until the crown of the tree was … Continue reading

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1964: Revolution

During the shooting of David Lean’s Doctor Zhivago [set in Russia during WWI and the Russian Revolution] in a Madrid suburb in 1964, a crowd of Spanish statists had to sing the “Internationale” in a scene involving a mass demonstration. The … Continue reading

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2009: Prescription

Margaret Owen: Daily Painting #214 (2009) (source)

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2003: River Keeper

Kim Keever: River Keeper (2003); “Kim Keever’s large-scale photographs are created by meticulously constructing miniature topographies in a 200-gallon tank, which is then filled with water. These dioramas of fictitious environments are brought to life with colored lights and the … Continue reading

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2008: Gulf Crossing

Corey Arnold: Gulf Crossing (2008)

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2008: Between Life and Death

Gonzalo Lebrija: Entre La Vida y La Muerte (2008)

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2004: The Weather Project

Ólafur Elíasson: The Weather Project, an art installation at Tate Modern in London, 2004. Photo by Adrian Rowbotham (source). More information here.

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