Saturday, May 16, 2009

Why not revert to the past rather than the present?

Anselm Kiefer's Strike, 1985

A thought: make all the earthworks photographs from Summer 2009 look as if they were photographed 100 years ago = an outright lie, a Vik Muniz Clayton Days, an entirely new way of viewing these places that didn't occur to me until standing in front of an Anselm Kiefer print at the Met this week. Why not? They still reference time passing and place and will involve one of my most favorite things about photography - manipulation of reality.

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