David Maisel, Library of Dust 103-566, 2005
Graham Harman on Space and Time
All time is sensual, but all space is real. And what is real can only be known obliquely, never directly. The sciences, in their eagerness to formalize and mathematize, are under pressure to sacrifice reality to the conditions of knowledge. The arts, expected by no one to generate actual knowledge, are free to attempt oblique approaches to the real.
Graham Harman, All Time is Real, All Space is Sensual, from the text accompanying Real Things – Explorations in Three Dimensions by Rachel de Joode, Oliver Francis Gallery, Dallas, 2012
A German propaganda outpost in Lisbon’s Chiado shopping district in 1943, from the collection of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon
Luis Diaz Diaz, Casabarreiro, Friol (Lugo), from his series entitled Music Boxes, a photographic project that revisits the open air stages used for orchestras and concerts during the yearly local festivals in rural Galicia, in northern Spain.
(Selected and exhibited at Brussels Photography and Architecture Biennial 2010)
Van Eyck on Rykwert’s Idea of a Town
If we, today, are unable to read the entire universe and it’s meaning off our civic institutions as the Romans did - loss or gain - we still need to be at home in it; to interiorise it; refashion it in our own image - each for himself this time. To discover that we are no longer Romans and yet Romans still, is no small thing.
Aldo van Eyck, from his introduction to the prepublication of The Idea of a Town in Forum, no. 3, 1963
Isaac de Moucheron (Dutch, 1633-1683), View of the star-shaped bosquet near the end, Plate 8 of a series of views of Heemstete Garden, Utrecht, Netherlands
Launch of Space Shuttle Endeavour on mission STS-111 startles a large bird to flight over nearby waters. Liftoff occurred at 5:22:49 p.m. EDT on June 6, 2002 from the Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral, Florida. (NASA)
Marcel Duchamp, Nude Descending a Staircase, No. 2, 1912