“Was not their mistake once more bred of the life of slavery that they had been living?—a life which was always looking upon everything, except mankind, animate and inanimate—‘nature,’ as people used to call it—as one thing, and mankind as another, it was natural to people thinking in this way, that they should try to make ‘nature’ their slave, since they thought ‘nature’ was something outside them” — William Morris

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Contact Is Content

I say this a lot, and I said it in one of my books. No. Actually I said “contact becomes content,” but the very perceptive Olafur Eliasson has changed it to contact is content. And this has now become the title of a book of his landscape photographs of Iceland and some smaller artworks. It will be launched at the Louisiana exhibition Riverbed opening in August.

Working with him has been quite magical this last half a year.

Contact is content is also an OOO phrase. If you think of an object as what some call a medium, then you get there.

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