was i fated to visit loom3?

jean mentioned it on her blog. sarah falls invited jane to go. so i got to tag along.

we drove towards pittsboro, ending up at the old “woven label” factory on 15-501, a sight which i had tucked away in my mind after mark hewitt’s spring preview.

to be honest, i’m not a fan of installation art. i enjoyed viewing some of the displays, but nothing was as engaging as the space itself. in fact more often than not i felt the pieces were mocking the soul of the factory, in the way they put these artifacts on display, deliberately out of context.

i’ve thought about it in contrast to another art “exhibit”, photographs of the japanese island gukanjima, deserted since 1974, but once “the world’s most densely populated island.” in this case the island itself becomes a deteriorating installation, the photographs an interpretive lens, and the world wide web a medium for interaction, dissemination, and accessibility.

i did appreciate one collection of photographs. they were empty walls with outlines of furniture intricately and precisely “stitched” onto them. the single strand of thread was so perfect that my immediate thought was “hair”. conveniently they had exposed the backs of several photos on display, stray ends sticking out and all. *gag*

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can i say that i LOVE that blogger now allows post pages. i love one url per page. i love that the title of my post becomes the url.

posting the first comment on your own blog post is like those people who go around stapling “summer jobs for the environment” flyers to telephone polls and rip off the first few telephone numbers.

“can i say that i LOVE that blogger now allows post pages. i love one url per page. i love that the title of my post becomes the url.”

yeah, that’s great except for when people like you include markup, which shows up in the tag. whoops.

what do you mean shows up in the tag? in the permalink on the bottom right? yeah, there are some kinks to work out.

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