Tuesday, June 29, 2010

What's Happening at the Library?

Every summer the Wellfleet Public Library offers residents and tourists alike the opportunity to hear fascinating lectures for free. The problem is Sven and I are usually too tired to take advantage of events held on summer evenings. For instance, here’s what we will probably miss tomorrow, June 30th, from 8 to 9 pm: Cape Cod Modern House Trust will present a talk and slide show by the artist collaborative Smudge about two Pleistocene site-based residencies chosen in 2010 for their current project. "Coming Home to the Pleistocene" will weave a visual tale of inhabiting two modern structures - the Kugel/Gips house on Northeast Pond here in Wellfleet, and a retrofitted Quonset hut on a historic WW II airbase in Wendover, Utah. Smudge, ie. Jamie Kruse and Elizabeth Ellsworth, will illustrate how their stays at these two structures became a dynamic interplay of three forces: the structures' original cultural contexts, contemporary land use, and the powerful Pleistocene events that gave form to the sites over 10,000 years ago. Sven would go for the historic WWII hut. I would want to hear about the experience of living in the Kugel/Gips house, with its incredible view, above. How about you?