Erik Benjamins

18 August 2022

  1. After-Dinner Walk
  2. Alex Reed’s Home Work
  3. Ben Sanders is Drawing at the Dinner Table
  4. Bookends & Good Hugging
  5. Bookshelves & Hard Optimism
  6. Bottega Louie
  7. Building Block
  8. Butts of Florence
  9. Confessions of an Anonymous Recipe
  10. Crying Into the Breadbox
  11. Disintegrating Smeller
  12. Eric Payne
  13. Forgetting the Words
  14. Free Smells
  15. Happiness for Art21 Magazine
  16. Jeremy Hunter’s Practice of Life
  17. Running of the Interns
  18. Self-squaring and Double Acting
  19. Sitting Suite for Seed
  20. To Sit is to Time Travel
  21. Use All Five
  22. Wood Fire Chicken for Lucky Peach
  23. Young Joon Kwak’s ‘The Cave’
  24. Show All

To Sit is to Time Travel 2022

To Sit is to Time Travel (2022), a fourteen-minute companion tour commissioned by the MAK Center for Art & Architecture for the Schindler House’s one-hundredth birthday.

When invited to create an interpretive audio tour for this historic house’s centennial celebration, I decided to respond to a curious absence for the present day visitor: seating. Inspired by two genres of descriptive writing, ekphrastic poetry and alt text, my nine-stop tour is composed of poetic descriptions of various seating and their embodied potential as found in historic photographs of the house prior to institutional stewardship in 1980.

Listen to the tour...