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#ghostsession en metalibrería

Este viernes, 31 de octubre, participaré en “Fantología y los encantados lugares del no-ser,” una #ghostsession-conversación con Ana Carrasco Conde, Carlos Javier González Serrano y Jordi Massó en Metalibrería. Calentando, no motores, sino la imaginación, algunas imágenes:

 

WinchesterMysteryHouse

A-HoL

A-JamesTurrellBreathingLightFlorianHolzherr

The-Shining-Overlook-Hotel

A-NYCAerial-grid

A-EnewetakAtollRuin

AmericanGothic

Depending on how my mind chose to look at it, the wall moved. I wanted to learn something about the nature of reality. What I learned was that nothing is solid.

I was twenty. I sat in a room on First Street in the Lower East Side looking at the wall in front of me and began to imagine its receding and its coming closer. Depending on how my mind chose to look at it, the wall moved. I wanted to learn something about the nature of reality. What I learned was that nothing is solid. Words were like those walls, receding and coming closer; I couldn’t speak what was in me ; my thoughts were full of holes and the holes were easily filled with intense emotions. If I wasn’t careful I would be swept away, so I had to write.

via The Perforated Map, and Writing the Unknown by Elena Rivera.

Robert Smithson – Site selection

   I’m interested in making a point in a designated area. That’s the focal point. You then have a dialectic between the point and the edge: within a single focus, a kind of Pascalian calculus between the edge and the middle or the fringe and the center operating within a designated area. And usually when you focus on it with a camera, it becomes a rectangle. The randomness to me is always very precise, a kind of zeroing in. But there is a random element: the choice is never abolished.

   I would say the designation is what I call an open limit as opposed to a closed limit which is a non-site usually in an interior space. The open limit is a designation that I walk through in a kind of network looking for a site. And then I select the site. There’s no criteria; just how the material hits my psyche when I’m scanning it. But it’s a kind of low level scanning, almost unconscious. When you select, it’s fixed so that randomness is then determined. It’s determined in uncertainty. At the same time, the fringes or boundaries of the designation are always open. They’re only closed on the map, and the map serves as the designation. The map is like a key to where the site is and then you can operate within that sector.

via Robert Smithson.



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