View In A Room
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VIEW IN MY ROOM
Printmaking: Woodcut, Oil, Ink on Paper.
“Space, as frequentation of places rather than a place, stems in effect from a double movement: the traveller’s movement, of course, but also a parallel movement of the landscapes which he catches only in partial glimpses, a series of ‘snapshots’ piled hurriedly into his memory and, literally, recomposed in the account of gives of them, the sequencing of slides in the commentary he imposes on his entourage when he returns. Travel...constructs a fictional relationship between gaze and landscape. And while we use the word ‘space’ to describe the frequentation of places which specifically defines the journey, we should still remember that there are spaces in which the individual feels himself to be a spectator without paying much attention to the spectacle. As if the position of the spectator were the essence of the spectacle, as if basically the spectator in the position of a spectator were his own spectacle. (...) The traveller’s space may thus be the archetype of non-place.”
Marc Augé, Non-Places: Introduction to an Anthropology of Supermodernity. 1995
Artist featured by Saatchi Art in a collection