An Occupation of Loss

An Occupation of Loss, an installation and performance piece designed by OMA/Shohei Shigematsu in collaboration with artist Taryn Simon, runs at New York's Park Avenue Armory from 13 to 25 September 2016. 

Photo: Naho Kubota

World premiere at Park Avenue Armory, NY: "Each night at sundown, more than thirty professional mourners populate Simon’s sculptural installation, broadcasting their lamentations. The status of the lamenters as professionals—performing away and apart from their usual contexts—underscores the tension between authentic and staged emotion, spontaneity and script. Open during the daytime, visitors are invited to activate the sculpture of inverted wells with their own sounds.  A subtle drone created from distilled recordings of the mourners’ rituals provides a white noise that echoes the evening performances.

The resulting work blends sculpture, sound, architecture, and performance in a monumental exploration of the boundaries of grief between living and dead, past and present, performer and viewer."

Christo and Jeanne-Claude: The Floating Piers

Amazing work of art! Such a free spirit! Floating Piers is the latest poetic work of Christo and Jeanne-Claude. In this entry I will include articles and images from the artist's official web site, journalists and photographers, ordinary people and friends, artists and admirers, all enjoying Christo's walk over the water. Cannot wait to visit it at Lago D'Iseo, Italy; June 18th-July3, 2016 

And for my Bulgarian friends, here is a great article. За всички приятели от Бьлгария препорьчвам тази великолепна статия: Защо обичат Кристо.

Parlor Jazz at Marjorie Eliot's, Harlem, New York

Every Sunday  3:00pm - 5:30 pm for more than a decade, rain or shine, with no vacations, a jazz concert has taken place in the parlor of Marjorie Eliot's home on what she calls the northern tip of Harlem. Her weekly free concerts in the living room of her apartment are legendary in Harlem and an institution for jazz lovers citywide.

The concert is FREE, though donations are appreciated. Don't miss it!  NYC Full of surprises!

555 Edgecombe Ave, Apt. 3F, New York, NY 10032.