grey marble

February 20, 2005


Yesterday I had dollar dumplings in Chinatown. I went to a different place than last time. They were ok. Very doughy. The menu said, "Beijing style." Afterwards I headed uptown to the Whitney. I haven't been in a while and realized yesterday that I really like the space.

I went mainly to se Bill Viola's Five Angels for the Millennium. The piece consists of five videos of water, the surface suddenly broken by figures emerging from it or entering into it. The frames are sometimes run backwards, sometimes inverted. It's a seemingly simple idea, but beautifully executed, and resonant.

The rest of the museum proved less engaging. I walked each floor and admired the openness of the museum, even as I thought how much smaller it is than I remembered it. Afterwards I walked through the park to the west side. The gates were in full effect, but I didn't seem to have a camera lens large enough to encompass it. I met Simone at Edgars for dessert and then a late lunch/early dinner. On the way home we stopped at Fishs Eddy where I bought four glasses for four dollars.
listening to: Happy Together OST
Posted by eku at February 20, 2005 10:41 AM

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