Grids: formalized violence

Just watched this short interview with Cornelia Parker. She’s sitting at her desk in front of a big window sewing grid lines into a piece of white paper, using thin wire drawn from bullet-metal as thread. She says, There’s approximately a bullet’s worth of lead in each drawing, so when you get this grid it’s […]

A Fine Line: Compelling Visuality notes

Some notes and quotes from “Art History After Aesthetics,” opening essay in Compelling Visuality, 2003, ed. Claire Farago and Robert Zwijnenberg p. vii “We invited our contributors to write about what they actually see, touch, and experience when confronted with a historical work of art.” —Tamarin didn’t touch Martin’s work, and you can’t touch Tamarin’s […]