spectres

Jonathan Crary : Spectres of Negation : vera Lutter. 2004   Just read this text :In it he talks about how the camera obscura was used to make drawings originally. Vera Lutter uses it to make negative images that are familia but remain sealed. He then suggests that in the case of Vera Lutter that there is a limiting aspect to the negative image, they remain more silent, evoke absence

Japanese Tsunami conference

  Etching detail Boundary 2012 Japanese Conference at Kings College London  – Meeting with the organiser today about curating a show around this conference which will take place in Nov 2012. Interesting to work with academics and get a military perspective on the trauma and emotional costs of such a catastrophy. It was the largest deployment of troops rallied in Japan since the second world war to cope with the

Quotes for Today

Caesura – History comes to a head in a moment of disaster,  the time of disaster structures the danger of history. In the almost-no-time of this breakdown, thinking comes to a standstill.  Eduardo Cadava – words of light -These on the photography of history A touching of truth happens when the subject is forced to accelerate beyond its actual self, when it looses itself in contact with what cannot be