RIVERS AND TIDES: ANDY GOLDSWORTHY’S REFLECTIONS ON TIME

RIVERS AND TIDES

Rivers and Tides: Andy Goldsworthy Working with Time is a 2001 documentary about an artist who makes “sculptures” out of, among other things, leaves, rocks, sand, sticks, roots, and skeins of sheep’s wool, many of which fall in upon themselves, or melt, or are borne away on the incoming tide. In the opening scene it’s […]

FR. FRANK SABATTÉ: RANDOM-STITCH EMBROIDERER AND CHAMPION OF THE ARTS

NUMBER 24 CAMBODIA 1975 by FR. FRANK SABATTÉ

Fr. Frank Sabatté is a Paulist Fathers priest and a random-stitch portrait embroiderer who heads up an arts collective in NYC called Openings. In fostering the nexus between spirituality and creativity, “Openings believes that the connections between creativity and transcendence foster critical conversations that have the potential to unite individuals across cultural divides.” What could […]

POSTWAR SHADOWS: THE WORK OF JAPANESE PHOTOGRAPHER ISUICHI MIYAKO

Ishiuchi Miyako’s “Postwar Shadows,” now at the Getty, features photographs reflecting on the reality of life after nuclear war. The show culminates with photographs of personal effects, including garments, which had been in direct contact with their owners’ bodies at the time of the bombing. (Ishiuchi Miyako)

August 6 of this year marked the 70th anniversary of the first atomic bomb dropped by the U.S. on Japan, at Hiroshima. Nagasaki followed on August 9. General Leslie Groves, director of the Manhattan Project, testified before the U.S. Senate shortly afterwards that death from radiation is “without undue suffering” and “a very pleasant way […]

MISSHAPEN PEARLS: THE L.A. CHAMBER ORCHESTRA’S BAROQUE CONVERSATIONS

BAROQUE CONVERSATIONS

Starting November 12, the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra will offer an enlightening five-concert “Baroque Conversations” series. “The series spotlights repertoire from early Baroque schools through the pre-classical period. In signature LACO style, the artists share their insights into the music and invite questions from the audience, which provides audiences with an in-depth look at the […]

JACQUES LUSSEYRAN: BLIND HERO OF THE FRENCH RESISTANCE

JACQUES LUSSEYRAN

And There Was Light is the strange and beautiful autobiography of Jacques Lusseyran: “Blind Hero of the French Resistance.” Born in Paris in 1924, Lusseyran lost his sight at the age of 8 in a schoolroom incident. Even at that age, he was groping toward the transcendent. Trying to navigate his way around a world […]