Flash Quarantine

[Image: Landscapes of Quarantine opens tonight, March 9, at 7pm in New York City].

With the help of César Cotta and Joshua Hearn, and based on a design by Glen Cummings, we installed a massive, reflective vinyl wall graphic last night at 2am outside Storefront for Art and Architecture—and it looks amazing. Flash photographs make the city disappear and giant vinyl letters float in space.

[Image: Landscapes of Quarantine in New York City].

Ready or not, then, and half-covered in paint, our jeans ruined, in need of new shoes, dehydrated, our exhibition participants recently returned from Uganda and the eastern Congo with photographs and a film, mounting illuminated comic book manuscripts on the wall, exploring nuclear-waste repositories as symbolic geological centers of a future world, diagramming parallel split cities with quarantine spaces merely an arm's length away, and opening the facade panels of the gallery to allow bubbles and bulges and Tyvek screens to confuse the outside line with the street, and more, we will be there tonight, unloading dozens of cases of beer donated by Brooklyn Brewery, to celebrate this long project coming together at last in an exhibition space for everyone to see.

Stop by at 7pm tonight, March 9, if you're around and say hello—or drop in on Storefront for Art and Architecture during its regular opening hours any time before April 17. Orange will after-image through your brain for days to come...

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7 Comments:

Blogger Rombsy said...

Wish I could see it in person...

Was the word break that seems to allude to the Qur'an/Koran/&c intentional or happenstance?

March 09, 2010 4:27 PM  
Blogger Myf Skypper said...

I really love bldgblog and i'm sorry if this is inappropriate, but are you in love with Nicola Twilley of edible geography? Cause it seems like you two are in love

March 12, 2010 4:04 AM  
Blogger Geoff Manaugh said...

I'd say so, Myf; we've been married for eight years.

March 12, 2010 1:18 PM  
Blogger Myf Skypper said...

Hahaha, oh okay, I'm happy to hear that. Thanks for answering my stupid question

March 14, 2010 4:08 AM  
Blogger Rombsy said...

That wasn't a rhetorical or shit-disturbing question. I'm serious... was it?

March 23, 2010 1:41 AM  
Blogger Geoff Manaugh said...

Robin, sorry for the lack of reply! No, it was not intended - in fact, I hadn't even noticed it till you pointed it out. Interesting anagrammatic coincidence, though.

March 23, 2010 3:09 AM  
Blogger Rombsy said...

Thanks, Geoff.
No doubt due to the current political climate, it was the first thing that I saw when i looked at this post.

March 23, 2010 1:21 PM  

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