o n e


The entire navigation of our life depends upon our senses, of which sight is the noblest and most universal, so that those inventions which serve to increase its power are surely the most useful possible. 

– Descartes, First Discourse on Light, Dioptrics





n.  1. The cardinal number, represented by the symbol 1, designating the first unit in a series

adj.  1. Being a single entity, unit, object, or living being

pron.  1. An indefinitely specified individual

Idioms:at  o n e  – In accord or unity.

o n e  and all – Everyone.

o n e  by  o n e  – Individually in succession.


point of departure

Where do we go then? . . . Well what we do is go straight on; that way lies, no doubt, a revelation. I had no idea this was going to happen. I did have an idea something else would happen. Ideas are o n e thing and what happens another.
— John Cage, “Where are we going? And what are we doing?”, Silence (Wesleyan University Press, 1961), pp. 220–222.


This event explores the spaces of artistic, artisanal, and intellectual production. From outside the artist’s studio to the alchemist’s lab, the stateroom to the secret chamber, the brick-and-mortar walls to the winding corridors of Harvard buildings, what happens outside rooms and their contents have long influenced history and transformed their inhabitants. Held in conjunction with the special symposium The Room Where It Happens: On the Agency of Interior Spaces (Saturday, October 14, 2017), this happening brings together soon-to-be artists, architects, and historians to consider the spaces where objects and ideas are generated.


Sunday, October 22, 2017 | 9:00pm - 10:00pm | @ main gallery 

"graveyard shift"

Sunday, October 29, 2017 | 9:30pm - 10:30pm | @ underground


The picture… is but a succession or variety of stronger lights thrown upon  o n e  part of the paper, and of deeper shadows on another. Now Light, where it exists, can exert an action.


O n e  unifying aspect was the radical economy and simplicity of the artworks’ means and materials. Artists used common materials such as rope, wood, canvas, photocopy and language, often to greater effect than today’s artists who spend huge sums of money on fabrication.

(A month after the closing of the exhibition, Essa Lucienne resigned, going on to develop a more nomadic mode of working that has come to define much of today’s curatorial practice.)



 UK  /ˈlæn.dɪŋ/  US  /ˈlæn.dɪŋ/


An instance of coming or bringing something to land, either from the air or from water. ‘we made a perfect landing at the airstrip’

1.1 An act of unloading troops in enemy territory as part of a military operation.

1.2 A place where people and goods can be landed from a boat. ‘the ferry landing’



Landing: " O N E " – o n e  pulse

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 | 9:30pm - 10:30pm | @ underground



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