≡ (re)Discovering the work of Gregory Crewdson ≡

When I first saw Gregory Crewdson’s photographs, roughly 10 years ago, they didn’t appeal to me. Aesthetically, they still don’t. Throughout the years, in classes and other events, there were various encounters with his lynchian universe, but my immediate reactions weren’t changed and beyond my interest in some of the technical issues called forth by…

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≡ John Brill’s Lynchian Universe in photographs ≡

John Brill, Self-portrait, Chihuanhuan Desert, Mexico,1987 (1987-A), printed 2013 Pigment print on rag, with UV-shielding varnish. John Brill, Trish, 2013. Still from video. VHS tape; eight hours. Every Boy’s Dream, 2013. Installation views. “John Brill’s faux spirit-photographs are enough to make you believe in ghosts, extraterrestrials and visitations of all kinds. Mr. Brill, who is…

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⁞ On the use of Assemblage as a discursive tool ⁞

Pablo Picasso, Still-life, 1914. Pablo Picasso, Glass of Absinthe, 1914. Kurt Schwitters,Merz Construction, 1921. Kurt Schwitters, Small Sailors’ Home, 1926. André Breton, Poem-Objet, 1935. Joseph Cornell, Abeilles, 1940. Joseph Cornell, Lauran Bacall, 1945-46. Josh Latham, Belief System, 1959. Robert Rauschenberg, Coca-Cola plan, 1959. Daniel Spoerri, Word Snares, 1964. Daniel Spoerri, Skin diseases, 1985-86. David Lynch,…

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