The Whip In, which for over 20 years served as a convenience store with a notable beer selection, has recently evolved into an unlikely locavore sweet spot.
Yay Whip-In! This article warmed the cockles of my heart, particularly due to this quote:
Listening to Topiwala discuss his admirable business philosophy, one can’t help but wonder: What’s the catch? I mean, isn’t there a cost to putting such noble ideals into practice? Sure enough, there is: money. “We’re not getting rich,” explains Topiwala. “And we’re never going to get rich at this.” Topiwala is perfectly content with this reality. “Everyone wants a mansion,” he says, “when all you need is a house.”
I wish Whip-In weren’t on the opposite side of town from me. I owe it a visit, soon.
I think I just found myself a new creative project. Now I have to figure out how I can make a short film in two and a half months.
Quoted from the website:
In 1996 author David Foster Wallace published Infinite Jest, cementing his position as one of the greatest authors of the 20th century and earning him the prestigious MacArthur Foundation Genius Grant. His sprawling and complex novel chronicles the lives of the characters surrounding James Incandeza, an avant-garde filmmaker, mathematician, and visionary tennis instructor. The plot largely revolves around the missing master copy of one of Incandeza’s films, the lethally entertaining Infinite Jest, a catatonic stupor inducing masterpiece.
Included as a footnote in Wallace’s novel is the Complete Filmography of James O. Incandeza, a detailed list of over 80 films including documentaries, infomercials, structuralist works, and feature films.
A Failed Entertainment uses Incandeza’s Filmography as a departure point for the creation of new works.
The curators of this exhibition are currently seeking film or video submissions that attempt to realize selections from the Complete Filmography of James O. Incandeza. Applicants are encouraged to review the filmography available at: www.failedentertainment.com
Previously exhibited in the LeRoy Neiman Gallery at Columbia University, A Failed Entertainment will travel to Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA and the University of Kentucky in Lexington, KY in collaboration with LOT gallery. Other venues in the Northeast to be announced.