‘i remember’

project inspired by Joe Brainard’s I Remember

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“…i remember the silver Giant bike by the navy blue side of this escalator in Elephant and Castle shopping center. i remember the fragrant aroma of curry taking over my senses when i reached the second floor. i remember the spicy, earthy, pungent smell filling the atmosphere that brought me back to those late night dinners with my beloved Toshi and Medina when we were together in Beppu. i remember the over-sweet bite of that caramel donut i bought from a random bakery on the first floor. i should have bought the original one. Nevenka did though. i remember when i walked around the open space market, the variety of colors, materials and sounds made me fell like i was home. however, the diversity of people and brands did not. i remember…”

Video Green Part 1 Review

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Photo by Daniel Marlos

Delivering a deliberately straight-laced art writing style in her first chapter of the book “Video Green: Los Angeles Art and Triumph of Nothingness”, Chris Kraus has given the readers an innovative perspective on arts through a wide range of aspects from historical case studies to recent artists, collectors, curators and critics’ sentiments. According to her, arts, through each different period of time, have a relatively distinctive aesthetics’ standard. Observing changes in the value of arts through hitherto art movements, art being commercialized in a professionalized production to Kraus what they call the processes of globalization and automation in post-capitalist society where the importance of specialization and a substance, material world take precedence over the ‘real’ ambiguous meaning of art.

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