Mechanations

John Peralta by Rachel Stephens There’s a strange but familiar object, outdated and broken Pushed far under a table in the stale vintage shop. I found it, sleeping under a pile of other unwanteds Counting the passage of time in dust. This tool, once so sturdy, now feels so fragile As I drag it from … Continue reading Mechanations

Raucous Reality

Terry Allen’s Road Angel by Veronica Ceci Road Angel was only beckoning in comparative softness towards inevitable raucous reality. Terry Allen’s new artwork on the grounds of The Contemporary Austin at Laguna Gloria was experienced by my ears before the rest of me. My eyes were busy with John Grade’s Canopy Tower, a nearby work, … Continue reading Raucous Reality

BEYOND BENDING

Broadening Horizons in Robotic-Assisted Architecture by Joel Nolan In his trip to South America, Bruce Chatwin, acclaimed British travel writer, encountered Maria Reiche, a German archeologist walking the desert carrying an aluminum ladder on her shoulder. She was there studying the Nazca Lines, a series of ancient geoglyphs located in the Nazca Desert in Southern … Continue reading BEYOND BENDING