From the San Jose State University “Tuesday Night Lecture” series. Suhee and Patrick talk of their decision to quit their jobs, and their subsequent decade of migratory life, making ecological films, art, and community projects. … Continue readingWatch: Tuesday Night Lecture at San Jose State University
The floods that ravaged Silicon Valley this winter may have dried up, but there is still plenty of water flowing through the San Jose Museum of Art. This is a review of a trio of water-related exhibitions on view, “Liquid City,” The Darkened Mirror,” and “Fragile Waters.” … Continue readingNature of Cities: Drought and Flood in a Silicon Valley Museum
Patrick Lydon, an artist and former San Jose arts commissioner driven out of the Bay Area by of high rents reflects on how the Ghost Ship calamity reflects on not only cities’ attitudes toward artists but on our broader culture. … Continue readingMercury News Op-Ed | Ghost Ship raises broad questions about art and culture
ZERO1 is an international showcase of art + technology that takes place in the heart of Silicon Valley, highlighting the work of around 100 artists from all over the world. This year, I’ve been hired as the official photographer and I’m looking forward to a … Continue readingZERO1 Biennial
This past week, I donated NightLight: Relationship — a large-format (120-megapixel) photograph taken in Hong Kong for the NightLight series — to the WORKS San Jose Benefit Auction. The print up for auction is a 28″ x 30″ mounted photograph which appeared last year in a … Continue readingWorks Gallery Auction
Project Focus: navigating art, culture, and the urban neighborhood Patrick’s Role: designer Genres of Involvement: information design Download : San Jose Downtown Arts and Culture Walking Map (PDF) About the Redesign The Status Quo: Using a general multi-purpose map crammed with everything, including parking, transit, district names, … Continue readingMapping Art in San Jose
This is part of the bigger Project Transport Me study of transportation mechanisms. Exploring some new ways of juxtaposing transportation lately… this one compares aerial views of the areas outside major train stations with illustrated overlays of people, buildings, and vehicles from the opposite frame. … Continue readingTransport Me | Satellite
Was working from a cafe this afternoon and caught a pretty rad condensation (vapor) trail running through the sky around sunset. This one is about 7 frames stitched together, in the neighborhood of 120-megapixels after the crop.
A very dry and windy night last night, leaves all over the place, a few tree branches, enough to take out the power for the night. Which of course, always provides a nice opportunity for night photos! I took out the Mamiyaflex for this one.