Saturday, January 12, 2019

"The Enormous Radio"

















How to explain this one.  First, let's start with - pen on torn pages from the Collected Stories of John Cheever (paperback, 12 pages of text, six total torn pages), 7 x 4.5 inches, each page.  This from early 2017 when we were still living in Greenwood, Seattle.

And so maybe you know the story, but after re-reading it in 2017, I decided, you know, what if I lined out all the sentences in the story that did NOT mention the word "radio"?  And so I did.  (Right - your guess is as good as mine.)  But in truth, thinking back, I believe the intention was then to 1. read the story out loud with only the remaining sentences, the sentences that mentioned the word "radio", and see if that, perhaps, created anything interesting.  And then, if it did, 2. to transcribe the remaining sentences into a new, shorter, even more radio-centric version of the Cheever classic.  I have yet to do 1. or 2., but I plan to knock out at least the first tomorrow, and I'll be sure and let you know if anything interesting comes of it.

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"Detail from Rauschenberg's 'Collection' (1954) at SF MOMA"




















An original IBL photograph taken Saturday, January 12th, 2019, at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

(Bob Rauschenberg would be nothing without me spreading the word, one photo at a time.)

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Tuesday, January 8, 2019

"Baby in a Basket #1 of 6 - With Multiple Fingers in Mouth"




















Photograph and torn portion of photo album on joss paper, approximately 10.5 x 7.5 inches, Saturday, January 5th, 2019, R Bar, San Francisco.

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"Baby in a Basket #2 of 6 - But What If It's Not Always Like This?"




















Photograph and torn portion of photo album on joss paper, approximately 10.5 x 7.5 inches, Saturday, January 5th, 2019, R Bar, San Francisco.

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"Baby in a Basket #3 of 6 - Sinister Por Vida!"




















Photograph and torn portion of photo album on joss paper, approximately 10.5 x 7.5 inches, Saturday, January 5th, 2019, R Bar, San Francisco.

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"Baby in a Basket #4 of 6 - In Process of Glib Retort"




















Photograph and torn portion of photo album on joss paper, approximately 10.5 x 7.5 inches, Saturday, January 5th, 2019, R Bar, San Francisco.

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"Baby in a Basket #5 of 6 - Euphoria"




















Photograph and torn portion of photo album on joss paper, approximately 10.5 x 7.5 inches, Saturday, January 5th, 2019, R Bar, San Francisco.

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