Tuesday, November 18, 2008


This past Sunday my wife & I took a ride across the bridge to NYC to see an exhibition at the Guggenheim museum. The building itself is cool, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. Besides the timeless paintings by Picasso, Degas, and Van Gough etc, the entire building was transformed into an exhibit:

The exhibit was inspired by French philosopher Gilles Deleuze's concept of "anyspacewhatever- a cinematic moment linking one scene to another...which in isolation makes no sense...free from constraints...a free floating moment of pure possibility."

In other words, every wall, floor, ceiling, railing etc. was transformed. All flowed together. I couldn't help but comparing it to the wall-less training room concept and the kinetic link principle. After all, athletic training is both science & art, is it not? One of my favorite parts of the exhibit (if there were parts at all) was "cinema liberte". It involved a banned film from the 1930's. Why? "Circus freaks" were part of the cast. It re-enforced what I have always believed- that your plan must be adaptable to include everyone from the elite athlete, to the kid in the wheel chair with muscular dystrophy...at the same point in time. In a P.E. class a few years back, in the same class I had the high school football offensive player of the year & classified students at the same time.

Life imitates art, art imitates life, and oh yeah, the apple doesn't fall far from the tree...Vern Gambetta's son is an architect.

When you need some inspiration, check out Stacy Smith ATC's art:

(p.s.- in the spirit of anyspacewhatever, the run on sentences in this post were deliberate).

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