"Ideologies and beliefs are enabling structures, and it is possible, I suppose, to look upon the landscape paintings of the period as residual artifacts, made possible by group illusions, returning in the circularity of such reasoning, to their sources to offer and gather energy. The issue is what gives such illusions their durability and power; what leads to their formation and ultimate discharge; and what forces maintain them."
- Barbara Novak, Nature and Culture
still from The Sky Taped Together, 2009
Aspen Mays, Sun Ruins.
Really like that these images have absence in them. That the image itself is cut out and missing, and that negative space is what makes the image.
“This image is actually a long exposure of Astronaut Gus Grissom sitting within the fearsome ‘MASTIF’ (an acronym for Multiple Axis Space Test Inertia Facility). The g-force throttling, spinning MASTIF is designed to help teach an astronaut how bring a tumbling capsule under control.”
- From Time-Life’s 1969 multimedia To the Moon, via sci-fi-o-rama.
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Katie Paterson, History of Darkness.
I like the idea behind this work, more than the display itself.
History of Darkness is a slide archive; a life-long project, it will eventually contain hundreds upon thousands of images of darkness from different times/places in the history of the Universe, spanning billions of years. Each image handwritten with its distance from earth in light years, and arranged from one to infinity.