Break Point Break

British artist Fiona Banner turned the opening scenes of the cult classic Point Break into a huge canvas with red words. The point? Convey the break, the chiasm between what is experienced visually and mentally. Suspense is lost. Impact becomes flaccid. Scenes become silent. In the case of high-voltage action, Banner implies that sometimes the movie is better than the book. 

On view at the ever magnificent British Tate. 

Jour/nal

I came across The Journal Gallery while walking around Williamsburg earlier today and have thought about this name eight times since. 

“Journal” is such a good word, such a good name. Good things should be called Journal Things. The Journal Gallery, for example, is a good gallery. 

“Journal” comes from the Old French “jurnal,” a book of daily prayers. But it also sounds like “journey” and “jour,” currently the French word for “day.” 

And so it is the journey taken in a day.