dayoutlast is a record of my direct engagement with mostly contemporary art, mostly Los Angelean.

As this blog has evolved since its 2010 inception, so has my perspective. What I once perceived as central within the investigation was what was central, literally, within the photographic frame that I shared here. While still an important consideration, such thinking has also given way to more peripheral considerations, ones also accompanied occasionally by text (written manifestation of thought) and the oscillations between them. What's missing here are larger unknowns surrounding issues of presentation and representation; the amount of time and space it actually takes to accomplish such first-hand observations; and the quandaries between documentation and interpretation.

Despite my attempt to communicate here with image and text what is essential in some respect about the artwork, neither representation should ever be considered a substitution for the primary viewing experience. Of course, occasionally there are exceptions.

Most of the time, these posts are merely remnants---residual fragments---from my last day out.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Gene Youngblood via Skype introducing Stan VanDerBeek "Newsreel of Dreams" at MOCA LA

Such a wonderfully odd and quirky moment, I couldn't help but attempt to capture it, Gene Youngblood's introduction to this screening via Skype.  I also couldn't help but think about Youngblood's Expanded Cinema and how this presentation fulfilled a version that I'm sure he had not considered possible in 1970 when he wrote the book. Or did he? Whatever the case, the remainder of the evening was an absolute pleasure to view a handful of VanDerBeek films. Some I had seen in the context of his recent show, "Poemfield" at The Box (see here), and many I had never seen before and would already like to see again.  See here for details about the screening at MOCA.