The Cornell Residence, East 64th Street, New York City
This piece by Duane Michals comprises nine photographs, each one a detail of the one that follows. The first shot shows a bog-standard bathroom. Then the camera pulls back to reveal what is either an oversized man, or an undersized bathroom: the man’s foot is the size of the lavatory-bowl. During the ensuing sequence, it emerges that the photograph of the man in the tiny bathroom is itself a picture in a book being read by another man in an alley. Then it turns out that the man reading the book in the alley is also a picture of a picture in a frame which is hanging on a wall. The final twist in this circuitous tale is the revelation that this picture of the man reading the book in the alley is itself a picture hanging on the original bathroom wall. Things are Queer neatly challenges the viewer’s assumptions about the photographic version of reality. The sequence taken as a whole has a cheeky intrigue - at no point can we actually identify the perspective of the camera, the reality of each shot is superseded by the next.
Microdocumental producido con motivo de la Mesa Redonda “Arquitectos y emprendedores” dentro de las Jornadas de Fomación y Encuentro para Estudiantes de Arquitectura de CREARQ (Consejo de Representantes de Estudiantes de Arquitectura) en Barcelona. Intervenciones de: Andrés Jaque, Adolfo Nadal, Ariadna Cantis, 100x10, Chiquitectos, Fablab Barcelona, Gorka Postigo, Aguardiente Clothing.
Levittown is a hamlet in the Town of Hempstead located in Nassau County, New York on Long Island. Levittown is midway between the villages of Hempstead and Farmingdale. As of the 2010 census, the CDP had a total population of 51,881.
Levittown gets its name from its builder, the firm of Levitt & Sons, Inc. founded by William Levitt, who built the district as a planned community between 1947 and 1951. William Levitt is considered the father of modern suburbia.His two sons - Bill and architect Alfred - designed its typical houses. Levittown was the first truly mass-produced suburb and is widely regarded as the archetype for postwar suburbs throughout the country.