Representing Place

Artists from discussion: Feb 24

Posted in artists, maps by Owen on February 24, 2010

The Subconscious Art of Graffiti Removal (excerpt) by Matt McCormick, narrated by Miranda July

Which Came First, the Chicken or the Egg? by Errol Morris, NYT. September 25, 2007.
A three-part series at NYT about how the canon balls came to be on the road in Roger Fenton’s, “Valley of The Shadow of Death.”
Fenton, Roger. Valley of The Shadow of Death. Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, The University of Texas at Austin.
Fenton, Roger. Valley of The Shadow of Death. Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, The University of Texas at Austin.

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Images for discussion: Jan 20

Posted in artists by Owen on January 20, 2010

Readings for this week:

  • Tim Cresswell, Place: A Short Introduction (2004): Entire book.
  • Gaston Bachelard, The Poetics of Space (1958): Chapter 1.
  • Yi-Fu Tuan, “Place: An Experiential Perspective” in Geographical Review (1975).
  • Steven Feld & Keith Basso, eds., Senses of Place (1996): Chapter 1 (“How to Get from Space to Place in a Fairly Short Stretch of Time” by Edward Casey).

Gordon Matta-Clark Splitting (1974)

Gordon Matta-Clark Splitting, Bingo/Ninths, Substrait (Underground Dailies) (1974-1976) video

Gordon Matta-Clark City Slivers (1976) video

– also see “Food” and “Fake Estates” by Matta-Clark.

Michael Rakowitz, ParaSITE

Michael Rakowitz, Minaret

Do Ho Suh, The Perfect Home II, 2003, translucent nylon, 110 x 240 x 516 inches

Do Ho Suh, Staircase – V, 2003/04/08. Polyester and stainless steel tubes.

Do Ho Suh, Fallen Star (in progress), UCSD Jacobs Building

Olafur Eliasson – The weather project 2003

Kurt Schwitters, Merzbau

Kurt Schwitters

Hans Haacke, Shapolsky et al Manhattan Real Estate Holdings, a Real-Time Social System, as of May 1 1971

Rachel Whiteread, Untitled (Mattress), plaster, 1991

Rachel Whiteread, House, 1993

Rachel Whiteread, Place (Village), 2006–08, Mixed media: doll’s houses, crates, boxes, wood, electrical fittings and fixtures, electricity.

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