Sunday Light and Word – You Are Smashing






Aug 24



I hadn’t been in the eves of the place since  2011. A new director was running it so you couldn’t shoot during performances which meant there would be no piñata smashing for presentation. But Paul went and played some piano behind a curtain as Sarah evaporated off stage.  And I thought to myself, downtown is not a place to forget. The Gehryisms, fraught with their manic distancing contortions, still oblige you. The roads built underneath of other roads manage to convince you no temblor can destroy it all. And then, back inside, the piñata rejoins your sense of equanimity. A whiffle ball bat, some piano tinkling, odd spangles dusting the outcropping of a geode, a crystal pulled from paper and imagination trumpet a good thing.  In the background a circuit of christmas lights spell out the implication.





by Hank Cherry

based on creations by Sarah Bay Williams and Paul Gachot

About Hank Cherry

Hank Cherry works as a photographer, filmmaker and writer in Los Angeles. His work has appeared in Slake, Southwestern American Literature, Poydras Review, and The Los Angeles Review of Books and he writes a column about the history of jazz for Offbeat. He is in post production on his first full-length documentary.
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