Erik Benjamins

25 July 2024

  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. Built In at the Neutra VDL House
  8. Building Block
  9. Butts of Florence
  10. Confessions of an Anonymous Recipe
  11. Crying Into the Breadbox
  12. Disintegrating Smeller
  13. Eric Payne
  14. Forgetting the Words
  15. Free Smells
  16. Happiness for Art21 Magazine
  17. Running of the Interns
  18. Schindler Centennial for Cereal Magazine
  19. Self-squaring and Double Acting
  20. Sitting Suite for Seed
  21. To Sit is to Time Travel
  22. The Spongiologist’s Mantra
  23. Use All Five
  24. Wood Fire Chicken for Lucky Peach
  25. Young Joon Kwak’s ‘The Cave’
  26. 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...