Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Water as Desire

Brent Cole and I are working on an exhibition proposal focusing on our mutual interest in water. He left a book in my mailbox today and after perusing through it, three images encapsulate the feelings of desire I often associate with clear (yet often blue) liquid.

Anonymous 1965 photograph taken in Corsica of a child learning how to swim. This contraption reminds me a tiny bit of this.  I would have loved to learn to swim in the Mediterranean and how much fun would it be strapped to this?

 Swimming pool in Saint-Martin, Lesser Antilles, 1986 (no need to elaborate)

I am wishing James Turrell made more audience participatory pieces like this. It was exhibited at Le Confort Moderne Center for Contemporary Art in Poitiers, France in 1991. "It displayed the four elements and invited the visitor to dive in." I'm wondering about fire...

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