Diary #9

WAN CHAI, HONG KONG, 1989 — Oh gawd, this thing. Sophomore year. Saturday sushi-nite silliness. A group of us monumentally cool, young dancer/choreographers had been out dancing for hours and we were starving and found this sushi place and they had all this plastic sample food on display, including these …

Diary #8

KONINKLIJK CONSERVATORIUM, 1995 — My grad school roommate Stacey Giachino and I in a couple of our “performance works.” Stacey was from Washington state, and I was from Washington DC, opposite ends of the North American continent, and somehow we found ourselves roommates in a grad school a continent, and …

Diary #7

TEL AVIV, 2010 — My sister Fiona, her boyfriend Karl, and Karl’s son Oskar on the beach at Tel Aviv. Karl’s an electronics developer, invented a keyboard synthesizer back in the day, and is still making musical electronics. He seems to travel to Israel for product meetings a lot, sometimes …

Diary #6

KASSEL, 2007 — My sister Fiona and her boyfriend Karl at documenta XII. With documenta XIII opening in a month, on 9 June, I was thinking about the legendary event and found this snap of Fiona & Karl at the last documenta 5 years ago. I Rez’ intrepid bookbinder and …

Diary #5

NEW YORK CITY, 2010 — After my marriage to Mark had ended, my mother was ridiculously excited to have me date this rich, conservative, business tycoon Charles Rosenthal. She was positively giddy at the thought of having him as a son-in-law. THE HAGUE, 2012 — It’s funny how unimpressed my …

Diary #4

PALO ALTO, 2003 — Floating in Mark’s pool. He was making so much money back then. He was a star in the valley and I was his young wife. Everything seemed so easy and wonderful and exciting. THE HAGUE, 2012 — Everything did seem so easy and wonderful and exciting …

Diary #3

RYBNIK, POLAND, 1920 — My great-grandfather Eran Wasser circa 1920. My father’s mother’s father. His daughter went to America, but he never did. I don’t think I’ve ever seen any other picture of him. THE HAGUE, 2012 — I never met my great-grandfather Eran Wasser, he passed away before I …

Diary #2

PALO ALTO, 1999 — Sleeping with Mark in his Palo Alto apartment. This is my proof. He did love me once. THE HAGUE, 2012 — Seeing this photo with my ex husband does not make me angry. Strangely, it doesn’t make me sad. It sort of makes me happy. That …

Diary #1

NEW YORK CITY, 1985 — For my sixteenth birthday Wendy and I got to go to New York! OMG it was so much crazy fun. I wrote this on the hotel stationary. Honestly, I have no idea what I meant back then, but there it is. I think it was …