Opening Hours

The GLUCKSMAN Little Interview

This week we hear from Sam McCune and Karis Medina, visiting curators from the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation who helped install Stitch in Time: The Fabric of Contemporary Life.


Sam McCune and Karis Medina: 3 and 10 April 2015

What are you reading?
S: Currently I'm reading Bulletins of The Serving Library no. V, David Foster Wallace's Everything and More: A Compact History of ∞ and A Pattern Language, by Christopher Anderson.

K: I just finished Kim Gordon's memoir, Girl in a Band, and I'm also working though Bauhaus Weaving Theory, by T'ai Smith and The First Bad Man, by Miranda July.

Favourite museum?
K & S: Dia: Beacon, up the Hudson River from New York City. We both love the industrial architecture, especially the skylights above the large open spaces that let in natural light. And we each have a deep affinity for their collection.

Best performance?
S: Tune Yards opening for The Dirty Projectors at Bowery Ballroom about 5 years ago.

K: New York City Ballet performing Justin Peck and Sufjan Steven's Year of the Rabbit and Jerome Robbins's Glass Pieces.

What is your most treasured possession?
S: My bicycle.

K: My camera.

What work(s) of art inspire you?
S: Andre Cadere's Barres de bois rond, where a minimalist object becomes a nexus between a conversational social practice and a refusal to be constrained by institutional structures.

K: Gordon Matta-Clark and friend's Food restaurant and the Sunday Soup network. Both of these were/are artist created alternative economies that use communal eating as a basis for artist funding and collaboration.

A lightbulb moment?
S: Just about any time when I'm reading philosophy. My mind starts to wander and then, "BAM!".

K: When I was at the Guggenheim Bilbao at age 14. After spending the day walking around looking at artwork I sat down in a Richard Serra sculpture and realized "wow! All this wierd stuff can be art?!"

Guilty pleasure?
S: Science Fiction. Any and all science fiction.

K: Eating Indian take-away on the couch while binge watching Netflix.

What would you like to be doing right now?
S: Riding my bicycle from town to town around Ireland.

K: Sitting in a sunny spot with a book and a glass of wine. And maybe a puppy.

Previous Little Interviews

Gemma Kearney, Artist and Glucksman technician, 27 March 2015
Martin O'Connor, Librarian, UCC,
20 March 2015
Gavin Murphy, artist,
13 March 2015
Elly Collins, UCC student,
6 March 2015
Orla Murphy, Lecturer, UCC,
27 February 2015
Killian O'Dwyer, CCAD student,
20 February 2015
Stuart McLaughlin, Google,
13 February 2015
Ann Ramsden, artist,
6 February 2015
Aideen Quirke, UCC Student
, 23 January 2015
Alan Phelan, artist
16 January 2015