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Fictive Pursuits

Over four months, the Santozeum will be hosting artists in residence.  Collaborations on island projects will yield publications.  Projects work in twos – collaborators, ideas, dialogues.  A multivalent forum emerges from the dual strands.  The idea may be construed as obsolete today, but the Santozeum...

The long braid, the balcony, the arrow

In 2003, Jerome Clinton, Shahnameh scholar and Princeton professor of Islamic studies died.  A fellow Shahnameh scholar and friend wrote of Clinton: “May he be showered forever with blessings out of our world of dust and ashes.”  I was lucky to have studied with Prof....

Pseudophotography

Beneath the surface of the Cycladic water lie, live vulcanoes. http://www.gatech.edu/newsroom/release.html?nid=116501 The underwater is active and we only have a pseudo image pointing at the threshholds of its activity. The image provided by http://ismosav.santorini.net is both map and approximation, abstraction and concrete landscape. Destruction, underwater mountain ranges, volcanic cones,...

Tragic Historiography

The Santozeum is hard at work on its first Manifesto conference.  The mission is to bring together scholars, practitioners, critics and journalists from across the arts on the battlefield of this economically pressured moment and to dare each one to fly the banner of their...

Sign Competition

The Santozeum is thrilled to announce our first competition! As a museum interested in the junctures between contemporary, amateur, avant-garde art practices and established, ancient, professional practitioners, choosing the sign to represent us is an opportunity to make a statement on the façade on a cultural...

The Copyist

The process of wiring the house taxed months of stripping and reinserting minute, multicolored highways of sound and electricity.  From its reverberations we channeled sounds.  House sounds within house ambient, house volume within city within landscape.  Surely a larger volume contains the island, its volcano...

A house with a view

[good-old-gallery id="184" size="full" fx="fade" timeout="6000" speed="1500" pager="false" navigation="false"] On the April fool’s day past, already five months into the Santozeum project, the earthquake in Japan reverberated along a system of underwater tremors through Crete to Santorini.  The cliff top moved for a minute, the chandelier swung,...