Nature is not natural and can never be naturalized — Graham Harman

Friday, September 24, 2010

Richard Long



Alistair Rider, an art historian whose work I'm enjoying discovering at present, sent me a card from St. Andrew's University in Scotland. It's a piece by Richard Long. I like it so much I decided to show it here. You can find it here. Long's site is good too.

Long's A Line Made by Walking was the very first environmental piece I'd ever really seen. I saw it when I was about twelve and it made a very striking impression. I always think of it when I think of certain texts by Heidegger. I remember thinking something about how empty and open the image was, and something like “Weird—it's in a field, the field became part of it, this is just the photo.”

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