Albert Frey, House # 2, Palm Springs, California. Frey built the house in 1964 and lived there until his death in 1998. Photos: Dan Chavkin & ShelMosk.
Frey spent years measuring the movement of the sun and the contours of the rocks before he selected the site for his Modernist home, constructed of a simple steel frame with a roof that follows the slope of the mountain. An enormous boulder juts into the house, forming a partial wall. A bedroom light switch is set into the rock itself. All of the house’s furniture, including a record player, is built in. Source aia.org
I picked Barbara Barg’s ‘The origin of the species’ (imagine the ‘the’ inversed) out of a semiotext(e) publication overview due to the book’s title and the author’s name. I didn’t know anything about it. Turns out it’s a collection of uncomfortable short stories and modern-styles poems.
I’m into uncomfortable stories (and BB masters capitalism-sex-gender-class discomfort) but I keep struggling with trying to enjoy poetry, especially this one.
Eileen Myles was one of the three women’s-‘I’-writing-at-semiotext(e) that Chris Kraus recommended during her loan-shark interview with GLU. I forgot my first edition of ‘Cool for you’ in a front seat pocket during my first first-class flight (I bought an upgrade for USD 130, they forgot to serve the free drinks and still, I was so excited that I lost a book. I never loose books). So I had & wanted to get a new one, just because the beginning was so great that I didn’t want to miss anything. And yes, I would have missed a lot.
Since then I’ve also discovered Eileen Myles Instagram account which is a piece of art itself.