The above photo is of Geoffrey Farmer’s Leaves of Grass at Documenta 13. It is created from pictures cut from five decades of Life magazine. Photograph: Ralph Orlowski/Reuters
‘Tacita Dean has brought the mountains of Afghanistan to Kassel, filling a former banking hall with enormous, beautiful blackboard drawings. Some are near-empty, just turbid blackness; others are filled with moiling rapids and rushing rivers. There are sunlit mountaintops, dusty avalanches, chalky wipe-outs. The six panels are a sort of storyboard, an evocation of an elsewhere. Dean’s drawings are, I think, about time: geological time, the flash of a life, a passing thought.’
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Places that I consider non-places scare me. There may not be an academic reason as to why they’re non-places, just my version. For example; the nearest B road looks far from that house, the nearest shop is miles away, there’s no one to talk to or anything to do and they must have to commute for ages! These all relate to remote houses and villages. Non places where no one stops, like airports, don’t scare me because there’s always people there. I take solace in shopping centres in the winter because the bright lights are the same all year round but run-down shopping centres depress me.
“Borrowing the effectiveness of billboards to redirect attention away from the landscape… this permanently open aperture between nations works to frame nothing more than a clear view of the changing atmospheric conditions beyond.”
Lead Pencil Studio
Negative space. Thinking of the Pompeii casts poured into the spaces where the bodies were removed.