Sarah Nakano, the fantastic production assistant for the Unknown Play Project, developed the photographs she took while we were on the road and has posted some of them to her website. A couple of them are posted below, but you can view the full gallery here.

Photo: Sarah Nakano
Photo: Sarah Nakano

Photo: Sarah Nakano
Photo: Sarah Nakano

You’ll be able to see Jeanette Sears‘ excellent cinematography as we move through the editing process and start to have selections we’re able to share. At the moment we’re busy transcribing the interviews and logging all the footage we collected on the road, in addition to gathering some additional interviews.

Thanks to both Sarah and Jeanette for being part of the project!

In the meantime, while you’ve got film on the brain, be sure to check out this year’s MIX NYC Festival, taking place from Nov. 11-16. I’ll be there to catch a couple of the screenings, it should be great, as always.

Into the Flats

“The waiting that one actually does now—in traffic jams or airport lines—acts to intensify resent­ment and competitiveness with those nearby. One of the superficial but piercing truisms about class society is that the rich never have to wait, and this feeds the desire to emulate wherever possible this particular privilege of the elite. The problem of waiting is tied to the larger issue of the incompatibility of 24/7 capitalism with any social behaviors that have a rhythmic pattern of action and pause. This would include any social exchange involving sharing, reciprocity, or cooperation.”
—Jonathan Crary, 24/7: Late Capitalism and the Ends of Sleep

The above photo was taken at the Bonneville Salt Flats while I was traveling in order to capture footage for the Unknown Play Project. What you are seeing is a car driving across a vast expanse of shallow water, headed toward the drier areas where the famous races take place at Bonneville. Great conflagrations of people hurtling into a vast and seemingly barren expanse.

Rhythm, pauses, the vibrations of the road beneath us, hurtling forward into our own expanse. Traveling light. I still haven’t figured out a terse way to describe my feelings or reflections on the trip, and I’m enjoying the fact that I don’t have to.

For a few years now I've kept a running log of the books I've been reading, mainly for my own interest, but also as a means of recommending and discussing books with others.

Latest Title

To Believe in Women: What Lesbians Have Done For America – A History, Lillian Faderman (Some research reading for the documentary project.)