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.

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Jacqueline Kiyomi Gordon "Not Exactly B-Flat" @ 356 S Mission Road

Dark barriers. 

Pneumatic air. Noise. Pressure. 

Abstract sound up and concrete vocal down. 


Rise and fall. 


This really is one of those "had-to-be-there" types.  Certainly, no photo nor video document could capture the immersive qualities of this installation, the subtleties set up by the space itself, the acoustics, the alternating currents, the ebbs and flows both in terms of sound and vision.  There was a time when I thought "body-bag" art would be a great way to encapsulate and address body issues, ones that extend beyond any individual being but certainly start there.

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