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Bathroom Review: Jennings (2nd Floor Restroom)

Quality bathroom. Located in Bennington’s music building, Jennings, this bathroom combines students practicing music with other students playing music since it is near the practice rooms. This amounts to a musical mash which assists no one. A little known fact about this bathroom is that its mirror opens up, allowing space for all sorts of fun bathroom things. I know that this is a little know fact because there is nothing in it and it took me ten minutes to pry it open, since it has no handle of any sort. All that the lowly students of Bennington left it was… I don’t honestly know. What is that? Art of some sort? A picture? Letters? They don’t look like any letters i’ve ever seen. The toilet works. Unfortunately, there is no safety in this bathroom. There is no way to let a common bathroom user know that the building that he/she is using the bathroom is on fire! How can we even know if we are on fire?! Everything was great quality. 

Safety: 0 out of 10
Comfort: 8 out of 10
Design: 8 out of 10 
Fire: Are you on it?

Music is important.

-Alex BG

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Bathroom Review: Student Center (Womens)

Quality bathroom. Very similar to the mens bathroom, but purple and without wall toilets. Why? Women should be allowed the freedom to pee on a wall just like men! The floor is checkered the same way as it is in the mens bathroom. This is significant.  I’ve never gone in it myself, but i’ve seen pictures. These pictures were caught by local female bathroom user Hala Abubu, who sat down to talk over some of her favorite parts of the bathroom with me. “I’ve never been to a bathroom that catered to my interests as much as this one,” she explained to me in my white Szuki pickup truck. “It has it all. Purple tile, black tile, white tile.” Hala is currently in her fourth term at Bennington. Her plan is entitled “Tiles.” Though I have yet to step foot into the bathroom, I know its overall quality would impress me overall. Thanks.

Safety: 5 out of 10
Comfort: 8 out of 10
Design: 12 out of 10 
Sink: Nope 

Stay secure!

-Alex BG

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Bathroom Review: The Barn (Presidential Suite)

Quality bathroom. Often used by Mariko herself. If that isn’t an indicator of quality, I dunno what is. Unfortunately, this bathroom is labeled a “Rest Room.” C’mon, people! I thought this was the 21st century! The bathroom is not time to rest. It is a place to take baths. Bar conveniently located next to toilet in case Mariko needs a drink?  I hung my jacket on a curved hook. Not every bathroom has a closet, but this one does. It is the source of most of the bathroom’s quality. It has everything you need. All the standard bathroom liquids, some extra socks, a magazine with Mariko on the cover (for her?), many vases, and a variety of papers. That’s all I have to say. 

Safety: Secret service out of 10
Comfort: 9 out of 10
Design: 9.9 out of 10 (oooohhh! so close…)
Decisions: Out 

(Note: Bathroom originally made for Liz Coleman. I will not make a scarf joke, Abby.)

-Alex BG

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Bathroom Review: CAPA (Faculty Lounge Solo)

Quality bathroom. Designed by the faculty themselves. This bathroom review is in honor of St Patrick’s Day because green. This bathroom is for FACULTY ONLY. It was very difficult to get the necessary permits to enter the faculty lounge, but once I knocked it became apparent that no one ever uses the faculty lounge for anything but coffee anyways so who cares? Green. Sink and extra reflective mirror provided by Duravit: Your #1 Source for Water! I included a look under the hood in for any of you plumbing junkies out there. 250 Toilet Seat Covers included but only one toilet! Please explain?? I noticed that one of the four elusive walls of this rarely found bathroom was completely empty (besides the green) so I have thought of some uses for this wall:
1) Install jukebox? Music is very import!
2) Racquetball? As of now we have no racquetball court on campus, and since all you need to play racquetball is a room, why not this one?
3) More green? Since we already have so much green, why not add some more? Maybe a life sized cutout of Shrek? Maybe just plant some grass? Anything to go green.
4) Demolish? If this wall were demolished it would lead into the rest of CAPA, making the entire building a bathroom. Very useful. Maybe then we can fit the 3 people that the sign is trying to depict into this bathroom. Until then, who knows whether we can accomplish triple use.

Safety: 6 out of 10
Comfort: 8 out of 10
Design: O out of 10
Comfort: 6 out of 10

Don’t pretend!

-Alex BG

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Bathroom Review: Dewey (Hump)

Quality bathroom. There’s no need to get defensive. Jeez. Local bathroom users Lucas Farano and Rocco Marten had this to say: “We use this bathroom when we can’t use our bathroom. (breath) It’s the next closest. (breath)” This proves it. Bathroom is in prime real estate location. It is located right across from James and Reilly. This room is kept lit by Panel D BKR 12 and kept safe by Fire Flasher Model Z-2 #9. You can see the upstairs west Swan bathroom from the window. Yahoo! This bathroom has like 30 cubbies or something. Heater is set to 60. Please turn down! Don’t even talk to me about showers today. I am so not in the mood. If you get tired of the regular sink just use the closet sink (conveniently located in the closet), which also contains refills (in case you ran out of bathroom juice) and giraffeiti.  Other than that, everything seems to be about up to code. Quality code, that is. 

Safety: Your job out of 10
Comfort: 8 out of 10
Design: 9 out of 10
Witty joke: None

Please keep it cool.

-Alex BG

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My next solo exhibition is on the way! March 27 at the Bar Catalonia in Times Square. More details to come.

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Bathroom Review: VAPA (the one on… umm…. across from D207)

Quality bathroom. Before I elaborate on its quality I want to remind you all that Bennington Bathroom Reviews is brought to you by the Bennington Admissions Department, constantly working to make sure no lizard people sneak their way into the college ranks. As far as bathrooms go this is one. It has all the stuff. If you are having trouble finding this bathroom, simply look for its convenient tab in the hallway. There is like 2 of everything! 2 mirrors. 2 toilets. 2 wall toilets. DO NOT Clean brushes or any art supplies in these (2) sinks. There are over 2 tiles in this bathroom. The colors of this bathroom are blue and white (2 colors). Safety is included with a fire flasher in the upper wall and sprinklers for the summer. That’s about it. 

Safety: 8 out of 10
Comfort: not even
Design: 7 out of 10
Astrology Sign: Gemini 

Ain’t no thang.

-Alex BG

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Bathroom Review: Tree #1

Quality bathroom. Utilizes the Bennington motto of experimenting with alternative styles of bathroom use, influenced by the minimalist bathrooms of always. Bathroom is located in quality location with access to both snow and grass. This tree extends from the ground by use of stump. As it reaches up to the heavens, the sun provides it with subtle nutrition. Mix that with the nutrients in the soil and the nutrients in water and you’ve got one awesome bathroom tree. It is brownish gray. The tree does not have any heating, which is a minus, but what it lacks in comfort it makes up for in design. Wow. Great design. You can pee anywhere on this thing! The stump is convenient but it can be just as fun to climb it and pee down on things. Tree #1 is located right outside of VAPA and I climbed it and now I cannot get down. Help. I am still up here.

Safety: N/A
Comfort: 4 out of 10
Design: 10 out of 10
Me: Cold

and i have run out of hand sanitizer

-Alex BG

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Bathroom Review: Crossett (Downstairs)

Quality bathroom. Man it’s good to be back in the land of the Lincoln. Well it was. Regardless, I had a grate Field Work Term. I worked with Peter Johnson of Johnson and Johnson’s. You can follow them on twitter if you’re in the mood. Regardless, the bathroom was quality. These are pictures of the mens bathroom. I think the womens is the same but im just estimating. I know for sure that they have similar doors. Inside door handle is damaged. For all we know could be Jake the bathroom bandit or time. Door stop let door get close to wall without hitting it. Very useful! Bathroom is furnished with sink that had slight suds in it and a toilet and a wall toilet. Paper towels are located on the east wall above the floor. Bathroom has drain so i think you can use it as a bathtub, too if you leave the sink on. The stalls were green I thought but they look more blue in the pictures. The water in the toilet was blue which is more natural. Safety ventilation provided. Plenty of spaces to read! There is a sign reminding you of the correct opinions of sink use next to the mirror, prompting self reflection. Some vandal has decided to criminalize this holy poster and disrespect alcohol as a sanitizing solution. I will have you know that I carry around a flask of whiskey for hand washing use only. It saves time. Overall still a quality bathroom.

Safety: yes
Comfort: 7 out of 10
Design: 7 out of 10
Quality: you guessed it 

Don’t get polio!

-Alex BG

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