I have hardly begun to explore the 1700 volumes housed in the SOVA Library, or looked at the dozens of beautiful periodicals, or figured out what we have access to online, but I know I am going to find incredible books, dvds and magazines at every turn. So I am going to keep a list, starting with these gems:
- "DIY: Make Your Own Vegetable Orchestra" in the summer 2011 issue of Musicworks. This is exactly what it sounds like (har har): instructions for how to make a carrot slide whistle, parsnip oboe and carrot ocarina. Musicworks; The Vegetable Orchestra; Mr. Koyama Junji on YouTube.
- Sophie Calle: M'as-tu vue is the catalogue for an exhibition at the Pompidou Centre. I have already read the description of her fake marriage three times, and will read it again before I shelve the book. N6853.C26
- Learning to Love You More is a collection of projects created in response to Harrell Fletcher and Miranda July's web-based art project of the same name. It seems like it would be sickeningly sentimental, but the book is actually rather magical and poignant. I may have to do an assignment or two. N72.S6 F596
- Michael Snow: almost Cover to Cover is something that I am officially dying to read. He was interviewed in Brick last winter, which made me suggest that we invite him up for film fest. That didn't happen, but this book will help make up for that. N6549.S66 A4
And now back to "work"...