My acts-painting, photographing, considering-are part of, not separate from, this process of evolution & change. These photographs aren't so much about this process as they are remnants from it. My participation wasn't so much one of intellectual consider
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Published: Tuesday, 01 January 13 - 10:44 PM (GMT -06:00)
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“My acts, my painting, my photographing, my considering, are part of, not separate from, this process of evolution and change. These photographs are not so much about this process as they are remnants from it. My participation was not so much one of intellectual consideration as one of visceral involvement.” - John Divola, 1980
This visceral involvement carries through in the series Dogs Chasing My Car in the Desert, on view in this exhibition, images of dogs in the desert captured in the midst of running wildly after the car. Emphasising the grain of the image, these black and white photographs capture a haunting moment in which there is a duality between a sense of absence and presence. The behaviour of the dogs suggests a lack of previous stimuli, a loneliness, at the same time as an all-consuming reaction to the now, a presence.
“It could be viewed as a visceral and kinetic dance. Here we have two vectors and velocities, that of a dog and that of a car and, seeing that a camera will never capture reality and that of a dog will never catch a car, evidence of devotion to a hopeless enterprise.” - John Divola, 2004
"a haunting moment in which there is a duality between a sense of absence and presence."
the dark star work is even better! chk it.
please enjoy the time and space.
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