Molded astronaut couches line the NASA Langley Research Centers model shop wall. The names of the test subjects (Langley employees) are written on the back. The couches are similar to those made for each astronaut and fitted into the Mercury capsules for manned spaceflight. Date: 07/07/1959.
Shard of Light
Nizam’s work poetically reminds me that photography comes from the greek literally meaning “to write with light.” While the final works exist as photographs, his process involves carefully changing moveable walls, making cuts in architecture (akin to the gesture of Gordon Matta Clark), and playing with mirrors and other tools that can move light around in space. Is this a sculpture of light documented on paper, or a photograph of a transient moment? Regardless of where the true strength of his work lies, they are profoundly eerie and beautiful to me.
Every other week, I will have an exciting guest. In between, I will answer questions. From whom? From YOUM! The question-cullers will cull the questions from the comments on the videos (NOTE: If you view these videos on YouTube, I am already aware that I am gay, ugly and unfunny. Also, you’re a racist).
Next week: Weird Al Yankovic!