a position in space-time, each about 30 minutes long, with people I’ve met in my first month in NYU. a series of these positions chronicle the story of my first month here. a project of first meetings.
synonym: an excuse to hang out with the following people in their dorms
My room; huge, sunny and empty. Roommate’s fan.
Josephine; the roommate.
Kelly; suite-mate who let me hang out in her room when I was locked out of mine during Welcome Week
Meng; Welcome Week casino night, freaked out about anime
Althea; first night in New York, reception social on the rooftop during the sunset
Ashley; dorm lounge, fooled me into thinking that I can’t have the free food, so I hijacked her music and tuned it to Starfucker
Paul; my neighbor whom I spotted attending Welcome Week Drag Bingo
Ananditha; elevator heading to 8am Math lecture together
Deborah; Ananditha’s room in the morning shaving one single armpit
Adrian; first Literature of Capitalism class, seat-mates
Angela; Writing the Essay together
Ankita; Pan-Ya bakery and had strawberry shortcake
Min Shen; East Asian studies event, eating a pizza and talking with a heavy Singaporean accent at the same time
Tika; Japanese class, we were learning how to ask for and give phone numbers
Daniel; came into the room at night and started playing with my volleyball
Chase; his room; opened the door for me for this shoot and went back to sleep (but reluctantly got up and entertained me after that)
Irene; Bobst library, had to smoke a ciggie before starting to do homework
Anisha; Literature of Capitalism classmate; kept bumping into each other in dining halls
Robert; post-kendo practice picking up supper at 11pm