"However hard I tried to ‘illustrate’ an aspect of the urban environment, to unmask and present how this sleepy, suburban environment ‘functioned’ and fitted together somehow it always failed".
Death Mort Tod: A European Book of the Dead
"Europe is...people. Its challenge is the bane of enlightenment that various historiographies lament upon its misshapen mass with its fluid borders, its guilt and its appropriated columns of toppled regimes"
Jem Southam Interview: The Pastoral Moth
"The premise and nature of each work, and its eventual architecture, develop as the work is progressing, and again I am led in this by my relationship with the particular site”.
One Wall a Web: An Interview with Stanley Wolukau-Wanambwa
"The spatial arrangement of the American city is itself an ongoing act of violence, it’s one that repeats like a kind of infrastructure, and thus re-iterates and entrenches racial and economic hierarchies by constraining movement across certain thresholds, and by criminalising transgression or making it materially impossible to achieve.”
Dawoud Bey: The Conversation
"Bey’s subjects don’t pose for the picture—they inhabit it."
Space, Furrowed with Abysses: Michael Ashkin’s Horizont
“The modern city engenders various pathologies, among them agoraphobia and claustrophobia – the one an intense anxiety felt in open spaces, the other, a panic brought about by confinement. Horizont channels both of these aberrations.”
In The Heat: Interview with Arturo Soto
"First, when everything seems unique, and there is an unbridled desire to know, see and discover. It’s important to take advantage of this initial energy, before routine sets in and the eagerness to notice things decreases."
Ed Panar: In the Vicinity of Natural Rituals
“The photograph, its two-dimensional plane and its insistence to be read almost always at a fraction of scale conflate the notion of environment and atmosphere”.
Nicolas Polli: Ferox Archives Disputes and Dis-Belief
"According to the authors of the study of the Feroxite Meteorites, the material was collated and complied hesitantly in June of 1944 by a Swiss and German Scientific duo (of accidental meeting and of very dubious time frame-June of 44- signalling the end of the war and doubtful scientific...
Thomas Demand: The Complete De/con/struction of Our Paper Realities
"It is this sand-blasted speculation or rather en-spectralization, the ghosting and subsequent miasma of capitalism as it exists in the economy of images that we regard as relative at the very least-namely the aptitude to regard photography if not truth, certainly as plausibly disagreeable in a shared system of...