Pattern design by Vivi95, artist from Shanghai, China.
There is a loneliness in this world so great
that you can see it in the slow movement of
the hands of a clock.
People so tired
either by love or no love.
People just are not good to each other
one on one.
The rich are not good to the rich,
the poor are not good to the poor.
We are afraid.
Our educational system tells us
that we can all be
It hasn’t told us
about the gutters
or the suicides.
Or the terror of one person
aching in one place
watering a plant.
— Charles Bukowski, Love is a Dog from Hell.
SPELL, Feral Series, by Megan Camp.
My photographs fuse performative elements with traditional landscape imagery, in order to explore the metaphoric potential of the environment. My project, Feral, was shot while on solitary kayaking and hiking trips, using a medium format camera and basic camping supplies. In many works, traces of my body are visible as I merge with, take refuge in, and lose myself in the natural world. In some scenes my body is dwarfed by the primordial landscape, as if swallowed up by nature; in others I dissolve myself, in a rush of water, or am nearly engulfed in a creeping fog. Many photographs reveal evidence of some seemingly paranormal event—a fire burning in a river or an ambiguous, intimate encounter with a fox.
These explorations of the unknown landscape suggest a parallel, yet more internal journey, a voyage into the unconscious. In this way, I think of my work as intensely psychological, and each photograph begins to suggest a personal mythology and narratives of metamorphoses. My work builds on photography’s dialogue with memory and mortality, presence and absence.
Des Monstres by Flora Borsi.
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— Kevyn Aucoin
Joana Vasconcelos, Piano Dentelle, 2008-2011.
Steingraeber & Söhne baby grand piano, piano stool, handmade cotton crochet.
100 x 150 x 206 cm
Private collection/Courtesy Haunch of Venison, London.
“I LIKE TO CREATE A SPACE FOR DISCOVERY, A FIRST MOMENT WHERE YOU CAPTURE WHAT IS OBVIOUS IN THE PIECE, WHERE YOU CAN CONSUME IT IN THE FIRST INSTANT. BUT AS YOU COME CLOSER, YOU DISCOVER THERE’S MORE TO IT AND YOU START TO DECONSTRUCT IT.”
- JOANA VASCONCELOS