What’s the big idea?

May 16, 2010 at 1:47 pm 2 comments

I’m not sure yet. I do know that I’m really enjoying thinking about it.

I also know that I’m flying back to Phoenix tomorrow morning, arriving the same time I leave (?), which is baffling.

All the ideas and sights here at the Sydney Biennale will continue to resonate for some time, chiming together and separately as I replay them for myself, creating new and different compositions — fragments of and variations on David Elliott’s symphony.

I plan to continue writing about what I saw and experienced here in Sydney even after my return to Arizona. After all, I haven’t even told you about Lawrence Weschler’s talk yet, and it was one of the most beautiful moments of the Biennale.

So more to come, but in the meantime, here are some “bright idea” images from Cockatoo Island, to which I returned today in a vain attempt to see everything. The giant light bulbs — they’re about four feet tall — in the photographs below are part of the island’s Power Station, where they currently serve as the backdrop for Hiroshi Sugimoto’s installation (which is far more lively and inspiring than was his keynote speech, unfortunately; not only did several jet lagged Americans doze off intermittently while Sugimoto was cataloging his achievements and tchotchkes, but a couple of hardy young Australians behind me snoozed all the way through the second half).

First, an image from the installation itself:

And second, the giant light bulbs:

– Deborah Sussman Susser

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Michelle Rae  |  April 8, 2011 at 5:59 pm

    Inspiring story! Thanks

  • 2. hjaddock  |  May 20, 2010 at 7:34 pm

    FIRST POST!!!!!!!


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