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Today we’re spotlighting the work of photographer Daniella Zalcman, whose stunning New York + London series of superimposed photos takes Instagram images to a new level. Navigating between travel and art photography, Zalcman documented her major transnational relocation to London from New York with this set of overlapping photographs of both cities. Her meticulous compositions produce synergy and dissonance in the same frame, heightening their visual contrast and strong atmospheric presence. Click through to see more!
Stuart Haygarth. Strand.
London-based artist Stuart Haygarth has constructed a massive chandelier made of found objects for the UCH Macmillan Cancer Centre, as commissioned by the University College London Hospitals. The suspended installation titled Strand presents a spectacular burst of color that is further heightened by the nearly invisible fine metal wires that each individual item hangs from. Whether they be broken or fully intact, each piece in the sculptural work adds to the visual illusion of a colorful explosion frozen in time.
Haygarth assembled the piece with hundreds of random objects he found along the 500-mile coastal trek from Gravesend to Land’s End in an effort to depict what he calls an “archive, fragments of people’s lives.” The piece also metaphorically represents the cancer patient’s journey, a long one that collects memories along the way.
Strand currently hangs in the entrance hall to the new cancer center, inviting visitors to look through its ordinary components which include anything from children’s toys to toothbrushes. Additionally, there are large photographs on the first floor of the many objects Haygarth has come across on his journey. (by Pinar )
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All of Mahler’s symphonies … attempt to really encapsulate the human experience, but the Ninth probably goes the farthest.
— Music Director Alan Gilbert on Mahler’s Symphony No. 9, a work that he and the Orchestra rehearsed in Düsseldorf’s Tonhalle in anticipation of their performance of it in London on February 16.
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Brainwave Launches This Weekend!
As memory is the focus of Brainwave 2012, we asked several of our guest speakers to share with us one of their earliest or influential memories. Here Sean Scully (Feb 4 at 3 p.m.) tells of us a shocking moment of connection he made with an older woman in London, just after the second World War.
“I lived in Highbury, an Irish ghetto at the time. It was immediately after the second World War, and London was inhabited with elderly ladies with no husbands. I was playing in the street in front of my house when a sweet old lady stopped to sit on a wall that was across from my house. I was only seven at the time and I went over to her. She asked me for a glass of water—she was very sweet, had an Irish accent and called me ‘darling’. I went into the house to get her a glass of water. I brought it back to her and she drank it. She said, ‘Thank you, Darling’ then passed away right in front of me.”
— Sean Scully
This Saturday, Sean Scully will engage with neurologist Anjan Chatterjee on the role art plays in cognitive enhancement and how it relates to identity and memory.
Saturday, Feb. 4 at 3 p.m. | Buy Tickets
For the full Brainwave schedule click here: rmanyc.org/brainwave
Brainwave 2012 is made possible with the support of the MetLife Foundation