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September 9, 2018

I want to break out of the color wheel.

Digital Realism (DR) is the name of a category for non-representational cyber-spatial art. Media art always needs electricity. Realism refers to power and signal. DR is based in geometry and physics. It only looks or sounds abstra...

October 10, 2017

Hickenlooper for President

I wish I could sing about a happy ending

Love wins out, justice for all,

Broken hearts that are mending.

But I look around and see businesses failing

While an incompetent government

Fans hateful flames with its flailing.

If only someone like Hickenl...

December 31, 2015

 

 

Hidden Revelations

(published in InVisible Culture: An Electronic Journal for Visual Culture, Issue 22, April 18, 2015

 

“Vision begins with a fault in this world’s smooth facade.” -Howard Nemerov

 

I’m staring at a blank wall.  There is a window in between.  I am inside...

December 31, 2015

 

1.  Nogareru is the Japanese word for escape, taking refuge in a hut.

 

2.  Japanese words can have many meanings that don’t necessarily relate to each other.  For example, according to context Soredake can mean:

 

That much is known of this country.  
If you start n...

December 31, 2015

 

Rare Bit

 

Rabbit doesn’t fear me

As long as I stay at a distance

Coydogs are another story

Hare vanishes at the slightest scent

Evening comes and underground

Life stirs waking to darkness.

Her white skin reflecting sunlight

Aesop could not have imagined a more

Delicate creatur...

December 31, 2015

 

Sari: Queen of the Gypsies

 

My grandmother grew up in Romania in a Jewish suburb of the country’s northern most city, Sighet, nestled in the Carpathian Mountains, which overlooks the lazy River Dan and is a short walk into the Ukraine.  Her father and mother owned a fa...

 

A Dialogic Review of “2015 Triennial: Surround Audience” at the New Museum, 2/2015-5/2015

by Rachel Hadas and Shalom Gorewitz

 

Published uin The Raintown Review, October 2015

 

The New Museum, founded by Marcia Tucker in 1977 as a space for new work by living artists, rep...

December 31, 2015

 

 

I’ll admit upfront that I’ve been practicing meditation for a long time and know the problems that the ego can cause.  At the same time, a diviner I deeply respect called me a “child” of Shango, the West African god who cannot tolerate injustice.  There is a strong s...

December 31, 2015

 

Monkey Tree and a Red C-RV

 

I’m tired writing lyrics

For someone else’s song

Weary of the waiting

For a new love to come along.

 

Chorus-  Riding her red honda c-rv

Blond hair trailing the flag of the free

She’s gunning the motor waiting for me

To climb down from my monkey tre...

December 26, 2014

The Current Situation

 

Video art continues to be a slippery medium.  When I first started writing about it in the early 1970s I often commented on the many disparate threads and how they might be reconciled.  What is video art?  Is Rosenquist an artist or a pop artist?...

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