“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

Friday, July 25, 2014

Contact Is Content (Olafur Eliasson)

Wow, I'm looking at the try-out for this beautiful new book by Olafur Eliasson. It's photographs of land. That is such a flat description! How to put it into words. Very difficult. There is something unspeakable about it.

He has used my phrase Contact Is Content for the title. Well I said The contact becomes the content and he compressed it. I prefer the compressed version...always nice to be remixed...

The photographs exemplify this sentence, silently. Actually that's not quite right. The title exemplifies the silence of the images, and of the succession of images. There is something magical in their succession.

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