Monday, April 23, 2012

On the Road

Not a post this week so much as a note from the road. I'm in the final stretch of a month-long research trip, spread peripatetically across four cities. One of the central reasons for my travels has been an exhibition by Anthony McCall, Five Minutes of Pure Sculpture, which opened last week at the Hamburger Bahnhof in Berlin, Germany. The show runs until August. And it is extraordinary exhibition that I would highly recommend to anyone able to visit. I've travelled to this show because this art is, to my mind, deeply phenomenological. It needs to be experienced physically to be really understood. So it's been a joy to stand back and observe a broad range of different viewers interact with the pieces in all kinds of ways contemplative ways - from walking though and 'touching' the light sculptures, to lying flat on the ground to look up at them for long periods of time. More later from home, including some of the pictures and sounds currently locked away on my own camera...

(image credit: azurebumble)

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