vendredi 24 juin 2011

Leçons de relativité par Duane Michals




«The world is queer, because it is known only through representations that are fragmentary and in themselves queer. Their meanings are always relative, a matter of relationships and constructions. In contradiction to its title, the series seems to say the things themselves are not queer, rather what is queer is the certainty by which we label things normal and abnormal, decent and obscene, gay and straight.»  Article
Sources: La boite verte, Duane Michals, Biography

The Ruins of Detroit

Yves Marchand et Romain Meffre

"In 1913, up-and-coming car manufacturer Henry Ford perfected the first large-scale assembly line. Within few years, Detroit was about to become the world capital of automobile and the cradle of modern mass-production. For the first time of history, affluence was within the reach of the mass of people. Monumental skyscapers and fancy neighborhoods put the city’s wealth on display. Detroit became the dazzling beacon of the American Dream. Thousands of migrants came to find a job. By the 50's, its population rose to almost 2 million people. Detroit became the 4th largest city in the United States. [...]

Detroit, industrial capital of the XXth Century, played a fundamental role shaping the modern world. The logic that created the city also destroyed it. Nowadays, unlike anywhere else, the city’s ruins are not isolated details in the urban environment. They have become a natural component of the landscape. Detroit presents all archetypal buildings of an American city in a state of mummification. Its splendid decaying monuments are, no less than the Pyramids of Egypt, the Coliseum of Rome, or the Acropolis in Athens, remnants of the passing of a great Empire."

Michigan Central Station Michigan Central Station

Woodward Avenue Woodward Avenue
Atrium, Farwell Building Atrium, Farwell Building

100 Abandonned Houses

Detroit, ville en ruine. Voir aussi

mardi 21 juin 2011

Anais Ronceray, la maison toujours


Pour elle, la maison est le symbole de la famille, de la protection, du secret, de la sécurité. Pour moi, une quête illusoire d'enracinement. Un fourvoiement.

lundi 6 juin 2011

Kaye Blegvad, dessins

Sketches for an editorial piece about a difficult family trying to fix their communication problems.

Extrait du Sketchbook 1

    Tiny Tenement
  Tiny Tenement

Façades new-yorkaises, organes et liens familiaux. En fanzine

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