Representing Place

Images for discussion: Jan 27

Posted in artists, maps by Owen on January 25, 2010

Readings for this week:

  • Jean Baudrillard, Selected Writings (1988): “Simulacra and Simulations.”
  • Nicolas Bourriaud, Relational Aesthetics (2002): “Relational Form.”
  • Nigel Thrift, Non-Representational Theories (2007): “Life, But Not as We Know It.”
  • Catherine Nash, “Performativity in Practice” in Progress in Human Geography (2000).
  • Allan Sekula, Photography against the Grain (1983): “Introduction.”
René Magritte, The Treachery of Images (La trahison des images, 1928–29)

Duane Hanson, Tourists II, 1988, fibreglass and mixed media, with accessories, life size

Duane Hanson, Queenie II, 1988, polychromed bronze, with accessories, life size

Duane Hanson, Traveller, 1988, autobody filler, fibreglass and mixed media with accessories, life size
Maurizio Cattelan, The Ninth Hour

Maurizio Cattelan, Frank and Jamie, 2002

Maurizio Cattelan, Not Afraid of Love, 2000


Maurizio Cattelan, Him

Courtney Smith, Paraparquetry, 2005

Anthony McCall

Guillaume Leblon

James Turrell

Vito Acconci, Undertone 1972 (extract)

Vito Acconci – Seedbed (1972)

Wochenklausur, Shelter for Drug-Addicted Women, 1994

Suzanne Lacy, Julio Morales and Unique Holland, with Kim Batiste, Raul Cabra, Patrick Toebe, David Goldberg, and Anne Maria Hardeman, The Oakland Projects, (Oakland, 1998-2000)

Peter Greenaway, A Walk Through H. The Reincarnation of an Ornithologist, 1978

Gabriel Orozco

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  1. joshcompexplosion said, on January 25, 2010 at 5:23 pm

    Great work! I particularly love how McCall creates places out of light that are both “solid” and temporary.
    I wanted to post this film by one of my favorite filmmakers, Peter Greenaway. His early work in particular seems especially driven by the tension of abstract cataloging (in this case, mapping), subjective experience and art. Here, Greenaway describes a journey through a mysterious space “H”–shown to us through maps that become more and more ephemeral as the traveler progresses.

    http://vodpod.com/watch/1629083-peter-greenaway-a-walk-through-h-the-reincarnation-of-an-ornithologist-1978

    • Phil said, on January 26, 2010 at 12:48 pm

      Nice. I like the way spaces layer on experiences which layer on spaces, etc., so that it’s not clear if what’s going on is that the map is representing experience or whether the key moment is that one is experiencing the map. Stay tuned for more on this next week.

  2. Owen said, on January 26, 2010 at 1:57 am

    Love it!!!


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