Cover of EVENT, Spring, 2013
Ah, Hawai’i. So much to answer for. Something struck me as just right about this when I came across it on a trek up to the top of Diamond Head on the island of Oahu, Hawai’i. The hard, simple reality is that this improvised, unofficial sign served to give hikers an option of turning left for a gradual, view hike in the open air or turning right to face a vertical set of concrete stairs that led to a lengthy cramped tunnel. In either case you ended up at the same place; a crowded former military observation post overlooking that most beige of tropical cities; Honolulu.
After seeing a performance of the Electric Company’s “Initiation Trilogy” in December, I was completely smitten by the third piece, an adaptation of the work of Elizabeth Bachinsky. After getting in touch to compare notes on the possibility of somehow collaborating in future, she asked about images for use on the cover of EVENT. This made the grade for us both, very quickly. We hope it’s both funny and cryptic at the same time.
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