Tuesday, February 12, 2008

New York, I love you...

It's been a while since an update, but in our defense, Josh and I both go to school and work full time. Blogging has been the furthest thing from our minds lately. However, we cannot pass up the opportunity to jump around and shout into the internetz: WE'RE GOING TO NEW YORK TOMORROW!!!
We'll be staying with my bff, Asta, at her amazing apartment in Brooklyn with its huge windows, vaulted ceilings, and probably the biggest kitchen in all of New York City (it's still pretty small, though).
While in New York, we plan to be huge tourists and visit as many museums and eat as many Magnolia Cupcakes as one can in 4 short days. I'm especially excited for the New Museum in the Bowery. I've been buzzing about to just about anyone who'll listen. Gorgeous architecture, brilliant new artists, and only a $6 admission fee for students-- what more could you ask for?

One exhibit that I'm particularly interested in, and I think Josh will be too, is Young Hae Chang Heavy Industries "Black On White, Gray Ascending." The website describes it as "Using Flash animation techniques, they create fast-moving, text-based artworks that are synchronized with original scores. Using a seemingly simple format—texts on monochromatic backgrounds—YHCHI weaves complex and evocative narratives. Invoking the genre of film noir, and the hard-boiled literary styles of Raymond Chandler and Phillip K. Dick, YHCHI’s imaginative, witty and often politically pointed narratives offer layered and compelling stories in which identities are assumed and discarded, and ideologies of all persuasions are held up and questioned."

This post has been exceedingly text heavy, so I'll just shut up here. I promise lots of pretty photos and videos once we actually get to the Big Apple. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that it'll snow!!


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