Friday, August 27, 2010
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
This project is a collection of impressions shot on my daily walks in the Tenderloin, a 33 block area of poverty, crime, drugs, prostitution, homelessness, gangs and intense smells of human and animal excretion, to me one of the most interesting areas in San Francisco, a neighborhood that always reminds me of certain places in Mumbai. Here for more on the Tenderloin.
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Monday, August 9, 2010
The video/sound installation Poolsounds is a memory piece, a recalling of the once busy pool area at the Stattbad Wedding, where people were having fun playing in water. To me, living in Berlin in the 80’s the Stattbad was a welcomed space to have a bath once in a while, since my living conditions at that time didn’t provide bathtub or shower. I still vividly recall, me reclining on my back while gliding slowly through the water watching, depending on the time of the day, light reflections on the ceiling above the pool.
Poolsounds was originally created as a looped stream for the net @ http://www.jtwine.com/poolsounds.htm inspired by the submission call for the NO FOOD- NO DRINKS- NO STICKY LOOLIES show. The source material for Poolsounds was a video I shot at the Shoshone Death Valley hot springs pool, which seemed to be a perfect fit; sun-reflecting digital water refilling the empty pool at the Stattbad.
Poolsounds is a chill out piece, a water meditation intended for relaxation with the full potential of drowning and to possibly achieve balance and openness for alternatives to self-absorption, materialism and cynicism that often seem prevalent in society.