Art: nyc: Sarah Sze‘s truly amazing universe at Marianne Boesky Gallery through July 1. nyc: Dominic McGill’s graphic exploration of ideas profligating in the universe from the triangulation point of November 22, 1963 (day that JFK, Aldous Huxley and C.S. Lewis all died) at Derek Eller Gallery through May 25. nyc: Sophia Petrides’ quiet video meditation “I Am Protected By Your Fear” at Larissa Goldstson Gallery through July 1. web: Karma Phuntsok and Gonkar Gyatso at Mechak Center for Contemporary Art Movie: Miyazaki’s magnificent Howl’s Moving Castle Irresistible summer pop: Anniemal by Annie Technorati Tags: art, music, movie
“Real Sheep” by Christien Meindertsma We are flooded with what appears to be choices in the marketplace, but how much do we know beyond the marketing stories? Recently, American Apparel and Edun have shifted attention to means of production and built it into their brand stories. Christien Meindertsma makes us look back even further on the chain of production to the source. Her compelling “real sheep” project features articles made from the wool of one sheep until it runs out. Large ones yield a sweater, scarf and gloves. The variations in color are those of the sheep. Pictured is a sweater and scarf made from the wool of one fine ewe; a biography with details about the sheep that provided the wool and artifacts like prize ribbons are provided with sweater.