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, March 3, 2018

"The Pain of Others" @ Ghebaly

Arthur Jafa
still from Cassowary_Mechanics of Empathy, 2017
Digital video
TRT: 6 minutes 50 seconds

Aria Dean
Two Cotton Bales Bound Together at 250lbs Each, 2018
Raw cotton, ratchet e-strap system
53 x 44 x 22 inches

Dan Finsel
My Burning Bed, 2008
Digital Video
TRT: 1 minute 31 seconds loop

Dala Nasser
This Dirt is Kind of Holy, 2018
Liquid latex, muslin, charcoal, cement, sand from Karbala, Iraq
59 x 59 inches

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