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on April 29 at
Anna Von Mertens’s 8:45 am to 10:28 am, September 11th, 2001 (Above New York City looking toward Boston), hand-stitched cotton, 41 by 97 1/2 inches
At OKOK Gallery. (Gallery web site here.)
if you say you don't like it, then the terrorists have won
I like it, but the title really kills it for me. Now I hate it.
Important to note: I just yelled at Jen Graves for putting this on Slog because I thought it was just a big black smear titled "(Etc.)...September 11th...(Etc.)" and, really, come on. But in fact, it's a hand-stitched map of the star patterns as they occurred at the time in the title. There are three of them, including one for Antietam. I like that much better than a giant smear titled September 11th. That is all.
Did you actually yell at her? That's rude.
Hand stitched? that makes it seem way cooler than a simple time lapse photo of the northern sky
oh, i keep going back and forth on this one.
i thought the photo looked nice when i first scrolled by it.
later, like poe, i read the title, and thought it was a bit silly.
then i thought, what were the chances that she just happened to be taking a time-lapse photo during that time on that day? sure, a fortunate occurrence alone doesn't make art great. but it suddenly seemed less exploitive and more coincidental.
the fact that it's hand-stitched also sets it apart from a normal time-lapse photo. it is the familiar and pleasant image, with a unique flair.
unfortunately, it would no longer be unintentional. in fact, the date and time is even more significant since it is not a photo.
If there's anything there, I can't see it.
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