The Unbearable Banishment: can’t you read the signs?

Monday, June 1, 2009

can’t you read the signs?

Artiste Florenza and I attended the Jenny Holzer exhibit at the Whitney. It was a series of LED sculptures that are visually fetching but can also be headache-inducing if you stay in the gallery too long.

Holzer works with words, words, words and most of them have a political bent to them. I sometimes grow weary when art tries to beat me over the head with a political agenda.

Stick with this video. The Whitney installation starts about :30 seconds in and it’s worth a look. Here's the link if you can't see it below.




Here are a few stills.





5 Comments:

OpenID daisyfae said...

thanks for the link - i'm obsessed with solid state lighting (LEDs) for technical/ecological and artistic reasons. saw some amazing architectural lighting in Hong Kong on a massive scale. can't wait til i can build my light wall in the bar in my basement!

i'll skip the messages and just stick to pretty colors...

oh, and this was illuminating. *snort*

June 1, 2009 at 11:37 AM  
OpenID daisyfae said...

here's a link from the weekend NYTimes:
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/30/science/earth/30degrees.html

this stuff is for real! compact fluorescents are toxic. break one in a store and watch the haz mat team respond...

June 1, 2009 at 5:31 PM  
Blogger The Unbearable Banishment said...

This is likely to be he only link between Ann Arbor, MI and Buckingham Palace!

June 1, 2009 at 5:57 PM  
Blogger A Free Man said...

One of those shots reminds me of O'Hare airport.

June 1, 2009 at 11:11 PM  
Blogger jason quinones said...

i would probably greatly enjoy this exhibit even more if i were 22 and still high on teh drugs.

but this now sober 35 year old geezer might still check it out.

June 2, 2009 at 10:59 AM  

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