Saturday, June 30, 2012

Loren Costantini's Bel Fiore


Loren Costantini, Bel Fiore

Loren Costantini, Bel Fiore

Through Bel Fiore, artist Loren Costantini (who's also an attorney in Connecticut) and Brenda Taylor Gallery have transformed a vacant lot near the High Line into a pleasant metal garden. The metal flowers come from recycled materials, including car parts found on hikes, while the idea comes from beautifying unused or decaying space, kind of like the High Line itself.

Loren Costantini, Bel Fiore

Friday, June 29, 2012

Boatel

Boatel

Boatel

When you think of summer traditions, "adventure art camping on boats" probably doesn't crack your top ten. But the Boatel at Marina 59 may change that. A smash hit in its debut season last year, the Boatel has returned for another summer of artist-decorated sleep-in boats. Spending a night in a seaworthy sound installation on the gently lapping waters of Jamaica Bay, watching a movie at the floating cinema, listening to lectures like "How to Be a TV Star," and helping your shipmates grill up some fresh fish in the friscalating dusklight --- these experiences may join catching fireflies and making smores in your emotional keepsake box of golden summer memories. Especially if you're the sort of person who knows exactly what "friscalating dusklight" is. 

Boatel

Smooth sailing

Boatel

Boatel

Boatel

Boatel

Boatel

Boatel

Boatel

Boatel

Boatel

Boatel

Boatel

Boatel

Boatel

Boatel

Boatel

Boatel

Boatel

Boatel

Boatel

Boatel

Boatel

Boatel

Boatel

Boatel


Thursday, June 28, 2012

The Imposter at BAMcinemaFest


Here's how weird the world is: In 1994, a 13-year-old boy disappears in San Antonio. Three and a half years later, he shows up in Spain, claiming to have escaped from an international military sex-slavery-and-medical-experiments ring. He rejoins his family, who seems either not to notice or not to care that he now speaks with a French accent, has brown eyes instead of blue, and appears to be a full-grown man rather than a teenager. And that's just the beginning.

Screening as part of the BAMcinemaFest, which runs through Sunday, The Imposter is one of the most riveting documentaries we've seen. And not merely because of its subject matter --- director Bart Layton handles the formal challenges impeccably, using subjective recreations to show how people "create their own versions of the truth," as he explained afterward in the Q&A. We can't really say more without giving away some gripping and astonishing moments. It opens July 13th at Landmark Sunshine, and you'd be crazy not to see it. 

Photo: thanks

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

New York Marble Cemetery

New York Marble Cemetery

At peace

New York Marble Cemetery

New York Marble Cemetery

New York Marble Cemetery

New York Marble Cemetery

New York Marble Cemetery

New York Marble Cemetery

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

JR on the High Line

JR

JR

    

Monday, June 25, 2012

Serious Eats: Maggie Brown

Hey everyone, we're also writing about New York for Serious Eats. Periodically we'll link to content here that we produced there.

Red beans and rice with andouille sausage, Maggie Brown

This week's Date Night finds us at Maggie Brown, where we find down-home goodness and dreams of Justin Timberlake [read more].
   

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Lumen

Lumen 2012

Lumen 2012

Last year we loved Lumen, the one-night only video, projection, and performance art festival on Staten Island. This year we loved it again. 

Another day in the salt mines

Lumen 2012

Lumen 2012

Lumen 2012

Lumen 2012

Lumen 2012

Lumen 2012

Lumen 2012

Lumen 2012

Lumen 2012

Lumen 2012

Lumen 2012

Lumen 2012

Lumen 2012

Lumen 2012

Lumen 2012

Lumen 2012

Lumen 2012

Lumen 2012

Lumen 2012

Lumen 2012

Lumen 2012

Lumen 2012

Lumen 2012

Lumen 2012

Lumen 2012

Lumen 2012

Lumen 2012

Lumen 2012

Lumen 2012

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...