Friday, May 13, 2005

Infante, Havoc, New Media

This week's Time Out NY has my review of the Mark Handforth show at GBE Modern; and spotlights the Casasola show, my review of which will run next Wednesday.

Cabrera Infante's death in February seems to have gone somewhat unnoticed by the US media, even with a supposed movie by Andy Garcia being released based on Tres Tristes Tigres. Garcia did do an NPR piece on Infante archived here. In contrast, Diario de Noticias ran about four things, including a great op-ed. Here is an obituary, astutely calling him a "double exile", a subsequent review, and a write-up by Pedro Mexia. There's also a 'Reading' feature in Context posted here.

Le Monde also did it some justice, with several pieces in Feb.

Just finished Havoc in its third year by Ronan Bennett. It gets the Washinton Post treatment, and a bit of a Telegraph punch-up. Paul Taylor raves in the The Observer.

Two interesting web-based/new media projects:

WebMIDIfier reads textual data from any web site and converts it to MIDI music.

Types of Models is an online catalog of housing models within prefab suburban community.

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