This week, via White Columns: notes on a gallery exhibition called "Margret: Chronicle of an Affair — May 1969 to December 1970." Composed of photos, writings, and various items found abandoned in a briefcase in Germany, the show chronicles a true life "secret love story" that took place between a 39-year-old businessman and his 24-year-old secretary over the span of 19 months. Featured odds and ends include fingernail clippings, napkins, birth control packets, and a flood of photographs: Margret in bed; Margret on the telephone; Margret in her underwear, lost in thought under a shock of copper-colored curls. Says White Columns, "The collection seems to reverberate with the practices of artists such as Sophie Calle, where the viewer often finds themselves in a conflicted space, exposed to their own voyeurism."
Having just purchased The Folded Clock — a personal diary kept by the writer Heidi Julavitz over the course of two years — I'm intrigued.
-The lunar cycle, as depicted using 450 partially-bitten cookies.
-Income inequality is visible from space.-All the unpredictability of a disposable camera — on your iPhone.
More recommended reading, here. Have a very happy Monday.