Friday, July 31, 2009

itinerant practice

The Hotel

Sophie Calle: Suite Vénitienne


For months I followed strangers on the street. For the pleasure of following them, not because they particularly interested me. I photographed them without their knowledge, took note of their movements, then finally lost sight of them and forgot them.

At the end of January 1980, on the streets of Paris, I followed a man whom I lost sight of a few minutes later in a crowd. That very evening, quite by chance, he was introduced to me at an opening. During the course of our conversation, he told me he was planning an imminent trip to Venice.

dans la décrépitude

Vous n' êtes que le premier dans la décrépitude de votre art

Beaudelaire to Manet



                                     A dictionary begins when it no longer gives the  meaning of words, but their tasks. 


                                                                                                                                           Georges Bataille,  A Critical Dictionary 


The Craving for simplicity.
People would like to say: " What really matters is only the colors." You say this mostly because you wish it to be the case. If your explanation is complicated, it is disagreeable, especially if you don't have strong feelings about the thing itself.

-Ludwig Wittgenstein