aku-aku: v.. To move a tall, flat bottomed object (such as a bookshelf) by swiveling it alternatively on its corners in a "walking" fashion. [After the book by Thor Heyerdahl theorising the statues of Easter Island were moved in this fashion.] source: LangMaker.com. Aku Aku also has another meaning to the islanders: a spiritual guide.
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august sander
Posted by dav at 2002 December 10 06:56 PM
File under: Books

I stopped at SF MOMA today on a whim (my membership runs out at the end of the year and I'mnot sure I'll renew) and saw a fantastic photo exhibit: August Sander: People of the Twentieth Century. It was an incredible piece of work. I don't think I've ever been so fascinated with a photo exhibit before. My favorites were a series about political prisoners and persecution victims. The eyes of the subjects in those shots told a story. Anyhow, it's there until February 23rd, check it out.


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