RUIN

Bombenkrater

Bombenkrater

Henning Rogge All images by and courtesy of the artist. #1 (Stolpe-Süd), 2008, C-type print. 24 x 29.1 inches. Philosopher Rebecca Comay has succinctly characterized melancholia as ‘the unappeasable attachment to an ungrievable loss’. For those of us in the trenches of psychoanalytic theory, practice and criticism, perhaps one of the first things that comes to mind when looking at Henning Rogge’s powerfully elegiac photographs, which document the craters that were created by Second...

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Of Becoming

Of Becoming

Mary Grisey All images by and courtesy the artist. All photos: Thomas Blanchard. How do we understand, connect with and react to traces of the metaphysical? My work is about becoming, a process that encompasses both doing and undoing; energy goes into my materials and then there is a natural or simulated process of destruction. Transformation is central to my practice: a metamorphosis that reveals the ruin and beauty of both the body and...

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Consilience

Consilience

Julia Davis All images by and courtesy the artist. Consilience (1 of 5), 2013, Digital print on hahnemuhle paper. 21.7 x 21.7 inches. My work is site-specific and is born from an engagement with place. I use a wide range of materials and processes resulting in the installation of my work in locations as diverse as salt lakes, deserts, coastal precincts, galleries and the built environment. At the core of my practice is the...

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Remembrance

Sabina Zeba Haque My work broadly explores the collisions between art, religion, politics and technology, and my current series addresses the relationship between visibility and invisibility, surveillance, proto-surveillance and the experience of time. Remembrance is a stop-motion, animated installation and video performance that bears witness to the ruin incited by the drone warfare carried out by the United States military in eight countries, including my native Pakistan. This site-specific installation situates the viewer between comfort and combat...

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To the City

To the City

Gordon Stillman All images by and courtesy the artist. These images were taken in Istanbul in the Spring of 2013. untitled, 2013, Digital photograph. untitled, 2013, Digital photograph. untitled, 2013, Digital photograph. Dig into the earth and you will find sedimentation that can describe different geological epochs. You may also find remains of life, or society. If you are an archeologist, and you happen upon a midden, you may get very excited. But if...

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Hydrogen

Hydrogen

Lydia Rosenberg All images by and courtesy the artist. Imprecision after A.G. (detail), 2013, Paper pulp, plaster, graphite, steel. 20 x 4 x 47 inches. All at once, the essay, the biography, the peripheral slippages, the coincidence, the remembering and the assumption take form. I know I am asserting a hefty amount of pressure to the withered gate. I also know that reading one section of an autobiography and reading the highly abridged version on Wikipedia...

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A Call and Response to the Non-Visual Aesthetic of the New Canadian Landscape: A Walkabout in Ruins

A Call and Response to the Non-Visual Aesthetic of the New Canadian Landscape: A Walkabout in Ruins

Brendan A. de Montigny and Christopher E. Payne All recordings are binaural and/or mastered for headphone listening. All images by and courtesy the artists. Recording, 2013. October 2013 - January 2014 PROJECT METHODOLOGY: I N T E R N A L   METHOD: (/MEMORY AS FACTS)                                                      + [Sample group:...

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