land art (and overhead satellite view)
1500’ x 50’ x 30’
Mormon Mesa, Nevada
Leap into the Void
performance and photomontage on gelatin silver print
Window of Time
mud, precipitated salt crystals, rocks, water
(below: google maps view)
I WANT TO BE A SUICIDE BOMBER
> ha. i tried it and most definitely do not want to be one.
> Barb F: what were you saying about vortexes on january 12, 2046?
> well, perhaps, I should have known that this book doesn’t apply to North Americans
> as a deleuzian you shouldn’t buy into identitarian politics so readily.
> well perhaps you shoudn’t jump into a typically American response so readily
> first of all, i’m not american. second of all, there’s nothing typically american about the response: i got as close to this without actually doing it as i possibly could and/or wanted to, and i definitely decided, from as knowing a place as i could, that i do not want that. nor do i want to valorize it —- EVER —- in the name of theory.
> i wish you the best in your endeavours, but they are not my endeavours —- either by theory or praxis.
> ah Americans, nothing can save you from stupidity!
salt art installations
Michael Awad and Evan Penny
Biennale de Montréal
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“Awad photographed Dimos using a custommade camera built from old aerial reconnaissance equipment. The camera recorded an image over time as the moving shutter panned across the photographic plane, documenting movement and stillness in monstrous distortions. The utterances and gestures of the conversation are just barely discernable in Penny’s contorted features as a remarkable record of the drama of conversation emerges. His sculpture is a near impossible proposition of what this moment could have been in space.”
top: Northwest Corner, Southeast Light - 2011
bottom: 23.5° (Autumn) - 2008
acrylic paint on existing architecture, hardwood flooring, wood stain, varnish