Hierarchy + Periphery
'Beyond treating individual letters as physical objects, the human brain may also perceive a text in its entirety as a kind of physical landscape.'
- Scientific American | Reading Paper Screens | Apr 2013
‘There is a wonderful solidarity between architecture and landscape. sometimes landscape needs the human touch to become truly wonderful. I saw that we had the potential to make something here that could belong to the landscape in the heidegger sense of the term.’
- Peter Zumthor
'I was interested in getting a certain plasticity of form, like something alive - and I wanted it to imply a certain imminent motion. Joints if possible, were never fixed (no welding) but grooved, held by gravity or tension.'
- Isamu Noguchi
Nature is forced into shape. Interestingly, the piano requires re-tuning. We humans say it falls out of tune. But that’s not exactly accurate. Matter is struggling to return to a natural state.
“I want to use sculpture to throw us back into the world, to provide this place where the magic, the subtlety, the extraordinary nature of our first-hand experience is celebrated, enhanced, made more present.”
"To me beauty is very much in between disciplines."
Iris van Herpen
Steve Reich, Music for 18 musicians, London Sinfonietta @ Birmingham Symphony Hall, Wednesday 13th February 20...
at the Hayward
"Pictures are more intelligent than we are. There's more going on in an image than we can actually ever grasp."
Andreas Gursky has a major show marking the reopening of the Hayward Gallery and it is breathtaking in its vertiginous, overwhelming and captivating detail.
Until 22nd April 2018.
"If I already have a vision, my work is almost done. The rest is a technical problem." - Hiroshi Sugimoto
Stifter’s Dinge (Stifter's Things) is a composition for five pianos with no pianists; a performance without performers. Inspired by the books of 19th Century Austrian author, poet and painter Adalbert Stifter, known for his evocative and meticulous descriptions of the natural world, Goebbels transforms a vast underground concrete box into a wild and brooding, living, breathing landscape complete with its own weather system.
Peter Zumthor's Serpentine Pavilion in Hyde Park, London, a flawlessly executed sanctuary.
"Through light, space can be formed without physical material like concrete or steel. We can actually stop the penetration of vision with where light is and where it isn't. Like the atmosphere, we can't see through it to the stars that are there during the day. But as soon as that light is dimmed around the self, then this penetration of vision goes out. So I'm very interested in this feeling, using the eyes to penetrate the space." James Turrell
An Aladdin's Cave of copper sulphate crystals coats the inside of a condemned flat. There is an accretion and a level of exaggeration to do with materials, and that exaggeration takes people somewhere else.
NNew York artist ...