These first four images are from a collaborative curatorial project I did with the German photographer Matthias Geiger a few years ago. I’ve always liked this group. Then I heard Michael Arcega speak on Monday night, and he talked about his interest in pidgin languages. He put the Phillipines National Anthem, which is in Tagalog, through a computer Word file to get it “translated” into proper English, which of course came out as a pidgin English. (He then had an opera singer sing the new version). As a NY Times crossword addict, I thought I’d assign myself the task of extending my grouping of photographs in different directions, making a kind of pidgin photography set by Googling in different directions from curved space by changing one letter (apologies to Will Shortz): cursed space, then two: curved spade, then three: cured stare.
Curved space according to science:
Finally, I found this image for “cured stare”: