Articles by Karthik Pandian

Art in the Twenty-First Century BC: Encino Man

Art in the Twenty-First Century BC: Encino Man

[youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bnd8TV2mn08] This backflip stands out among the many iconic scenes of the seminal 1992 film, Encino Man, for its purposefully calibrated relationship to time and space, history and gravity. (Full …

Grand Canyon Journal 4: Critique Is Destruction as Joy

Grand Canyon Journal 4: Critique Is Destruction as Joy

[youtube:www.youtube.com/watch?v=s-vPbeJCsJM] CityCenter is the biggest thing to happen to art in Las Vegas since Steve Wynn put his finger through a Picasso. The mixed-use, residential, gambling, fine dining, clubbing, high-end …

Grand Canyon Journal 3: The Painter of Video to Life

Grand Canyon Journal 3: The Painter of Video to Life

Our previous guest blogger, Karthik Pandian, continues his Grand Canyon journal in the following post. — Ed. [youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F2_oWKE13TA] Has there ever been such an elegant dramatization of the power of …

Grand Canyon Journal 2: Let’s Get Medievalist on that Crevasse

Grand Canyon Journal 2: Let’s Get Medievalist on that Crevasse

[youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y2CqTsHQ78U] With the haunting mix of bodily certainty and existential confusion that characterizes a case of morning wood, the naked, supine torso of Ed Harris comes to sudden erection in a …

Grand Canyon Journal 1: Fly-over

Grand Canyon Journal 1: Fly-over

[youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=quDXr3gJpgk] A few weeks ago, I was flying from St. Louis to Los Angeles on one of those clear, bright winter afternoons that makes America look like a Björk video. …