Dimension Dolls

A conversation between Donielle and Stephanie about Los Angeles.

Hindu preppies, towel person, and upper eastside bitches at Jonah Freeman and Justin Lowe’s Shadow Pool: A Natural History of the San San International presented by MOCA at the Hollywood Forever Masonic Lodge.

Each indecision brings its own delays and days are lost lamenting over lost days. What you can do or think you can do, begin it! For boldness has Magic, Power, and Genius in it.

-Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


The most important is that I need an hour alone before dinner, with a   drink, to go over what I’ve done that day. I can’t do it late in the   afternoon because I’m too close to it. Also, the drink helps. It removes   me from the pages. So I spend this hour taking things out and putting   other things in. Then I start the next day by redoing all of what I did   the day before, following these evening notes. When I’m really working  I  don’t like to go out or have anybody to dinner, because then I lose  the  hour. If I don’t have the hour, and start the next day with just  some  bad pages and nowhere to go, I’m in low spirits. Another thing I  need to  do, when I’m near the end of the book, is sleep in the same  room with  it. That’s one reason I go home to Sacramento to finish  things. Somehow  the book doesn’t leave you when you’re asleep right  next to it. In  Sacramento nobody cares if I appear or not. I can just  get up and start  typing.

Joan Didion

The most important is that I need an hour alone before dinner, with a drink, to go over what I’ve done that day. I can’t do it late in the afternoon because I’m too close to it. Also, the drink helps. It removes me from the pages. So I spend this hour taking things out and putting other things in. Then I start the next day by redoing all of what I did the day before, following these evening notes. When I’m really working I don’t like to go out or have anybody to dinner, because then I lose the hour. If I don’t have the hour, and start the next day with just some bad pages and nowhere to go, I’m in low spirits. Another thing I need to do, when I’m near the end of the book, is sleep in the same room with it. That’s one reason I go home to Sacramento to finish things. Somehow the book doesn’t leave you when you’re asleep right next to it. In Sacramento nobody cares if I appear or not. I can just get up and start typing.

Joan Didion

Always maintain your own rhythm.

I always feel some sense of shame after I put something out in the world. I think if you’ve really put yourself into something, then you do feel some sense of why have I done this and what have I done. If you don’t feel ashamed, then you haven’t really committed yourself, you’ve just made something cool.

—Artist Mark Leckey on being ashamed of yourself 

Liz Glynn’s On the Destruction of the Crystal Palace (Museum on Fire) on October 6, 2011

The first installment of Loving You is Like Fucking the Dead, Glynn’s three-month long Engagement Party residency.

1. Deconstruct model of the Crystal Palace (model looks very similar to MOCA)

2. Smash the panes of glass with a hammer to ambient soundtrack

3. Ballroom dance on the remnants

"Tonight I think we can see our city through the lens of glamour and beauty and cultural accomplishment.

But let’s just have that be tonight. And when we wake up tomorrow morning, let’s secretly keep it a fixer-upper.”

(everything is still possible)

Artist Lari Pittman on our city’s recent spotlight