April 2, 2009

Jay Bolotin at Cirrus

Here's a large fragment of a song performed by Jay Bolotin at his opening last week at Cirrus Gallery. I had an interesting conversation with him, coming away with the notion that a repeated Kafka quotation in his prints referring to paradise was a kind of emerald or somesuch gemstone which refracted his yearning to reconstruct his Jewish Eastern European heritage through the prism of Southern culture, a Kentucky Torah in other words.

It is a rough video. I should have stood closer to my subject instead of the lazy situationalism of whip-it-out-and-catch-what's-in-front-of-you photography. But I liked the Joycean/Tom Waitsean/Kurt Weillean/Cat in Heatean overtones in what I recorded. So I post it here as a keepsake.

Posted by Dennis at April 2, 2009 9:05 PM

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