2013 – The Essay Prize http://essayprize.org Celebrating the Art of Essaying Mon, 08 Jan 2018 15:52:45 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.6 “Syzygy, Beauty” http://essayprize.org/syzygy-beauty/

Tue, 15 Oct 2013 20:50:30 +0000 http://essayprize.org/blog/?p=113 Continue reading ]]> "Syzygy, Beauty", T. FleischmannT. Fleischmann (Sarabande Books)

“Colliding memory, romance, self-awareness, and loss with pithy lightness and seriousness all at once, and composed in poetic fragments that range from a paragraph to a few sentences, this distinctive debut traces ‘the past made alight by impact’ through a diverse set of sources: film and carpentry analogies; interior monologues; references to artists Méret Oppenheim, Man Ray, Grayson Perry, and Louise Bourgeois; gnostic texts; and personal, yet ambiguous, disclosures.”

“Telettrofono” http://essayprize.org/telettrofono/ Tue, 15 Oct 2013 20:49:03 +0000 http://essayprize.org/blog/?p=111 Continue reading ]]> “Telettrofono”, Justin Bennett &Matthea HarveyJustin Bennett & Matthea Harvey (Guggenheim Museum)

“Guided by a pair of headphones and an iPod shuffle, visitors take a three-mile soundwalk through the New Brighton neighborhood of Staten Island, past waterfront views of Manhattan, salt mounds, industrial sites, and quiet residential areas while listening to an audio documentary about Staten Island resident Antonio Meucci, the unacknowledged inventor of the first telephone, and the story that his wife, Esterre, was a mermaid who left the ocean because she loved the sounds on land.”

Akers, Matthew http://essayprize.org/marina-abramovic/ Tue, 15 Oct 2013 20:46:50 +0000 http://essayprize.org/blog/?p=96 “MARINA ABROMOVIC: THE ARTIST IS PRESENT”

Matthew Akers (Music Box Films)

Matthew Akers, "Marina Abramovic: The Artist Is Present"

“A documentary about a performance artist that becomes a performance itself, blurring the boundaries between performance, filmmaking and art, while questioning the concept of authenticity.”