notes from an urban hibernation

Paris : Simon Cutts & Erica Van Horn

A Case for Books

At a nearby gallery in the fashionably dubbed Haut Marais*, our friend Didier Mathieu, from the Centre des Livres d’Artistes, has laid out a book exhibition entitled récits / écrits. … Continue reading

March 2, 2017 · 1 Comment

Portes No.22 & 23

As a memory of the days of blithe walks across the city, at least as a memory of them from the edge back to the middle, I offer two Portes … Continue reading

February 24, 2017 · Leave a comment

Material Language of Carl Andre

  We just caught the traveling Carl Andre history at the Musée d’Art Moderne, and it was a good time to think about the so-called ‘poems’, largely from earlier times … Continue reading

February 24, 2017 · Leave a comment

Pour remercier la pluie au matin

  On Sunday, my furthest journey to date with the impediment. To the Armenian church on Rue Charlot, long-time bastion of the free concert, especially at the weekends. The programme … Continue reading

February 21, 2017 · Leave a comment

Drinking Sculpture

  Stepping out, or more like hobbling-out for the first time with the torn ankle, to see the wonderful Alighiero Boetti exhibition I had seen in London last November. In … Continue reading

February 20, 2017 · Leave a comment

Hotel Clarisse

Somewhere on the southern boundaries, beyond the tram lines, but before the péripherique, chasing one Porte or another, what could be the original Jacques Tati ludicrous formica Hotel, in all … Continue reading

February 17, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Winter Circus

The biggest truck you have ever seen pulled into Rue Crussot to discharge its cargo of caged animals for the Cirque d’Hiver. How it will negotiate its exit, presumably backwards … Continue reading

February 12, 2017 · Leave a comment