the memory that occupied my brain then was never reliable, and it remains deceptive even now: it confuses things, whereas a polaroid or photo may succeed where memory fails. usually photography is pointless but occasionally it can work as a substitute for
By ro / lu in misc
Published: Monday, 05 March 12 - 08:02 AM (GMT -06:00)
Last Updated: Monday, 05 March 12 - 12:37 PM (GMT -06:00)
design of a floor on which your steps will be uncertain (1976-79) - ettore sottsass
page 7 from the curious mr sottsass
had a great set of book-ended conversations this weekend.
i was really struggling to write to az-west about my evolving ideas around the art experience, representation / mediation and my faulty, but pleasantly ethereal memory. more on that soon...
but, when i mentioned it to rolu's sammie, he happened to be reading the above page from sottsass. what are the chances? (and speaking of chance sammie has a post about john cage coming later this week. ) then my friend david hamlow said "photography takes care of the part of the experience you can't have when you are inside it." yes.
and then i was able to finish my response to her questions. interview coming soon.
please enjoy the living ideas that exist in mediation. and please enjoy a floor (or something) where your steps will be uncertain... as, afterall, we live in a perpetual state of groundlessness.
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