dayoutlast is a record of my direct engagement with mostly contemporary art, mostly Los Angelean.

As this blog has evolved since its 2010 inception, so has my perspective. What I once perceived as central within the investigation was what was central, literally, within the photographic frame that I shared here. While still an important consideration, such thinking has also given way to more peripheral considerations, ones also accompanied occasionally by text (written manifestation of thought) and the oscillations between them. What's missing here are larger unknowns surrounding issues of presentation and representation; the amount of time and space it actually takes to accomplish such first-hand observations; and the quandaries between documentation and interpretation.

Despite my attempt to communicate here with image and text what is essential in some respect about the artwork, neither representation should ever be considered a substitution for the primary viewing experience. Of course, occasionally there are exceptions.

Most of the time, these posts are merely remnants---residual fragments---from my last day out.

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Garage Exchange Vienna - Los Angeles | Gravity's Peacock: Johann Lurf "Earth Series" @ MAK Center Garage

Johann Lurf
in collaboration with Laura Wagner
Earth Series, 2017
30 x 44 inches each
pigment print and pencil on paper

Because sometimes looking is just plain fun! It's also worth thinking about how these groupings of earth images is working, some certainly before Google Earth and some even before the Apollo 17 astronauts caught a first glimpse. So, a combination of real and imagined images of this celestial body are collated and displayed in certain arrangements on paper.  Such inquiry is testament to a persistent especially by those transfixed with cinema, in particular Hollywood (a space both filmed and lived), and to whom truth and fiction interact and synthesize continuously, infinitely. 

This is a broad cross-section of earth images taken from movies of all kinds. Such an egalitarian approach yields both universal considerations (kinds of truths) as well tempting theories and assumptions/suspiciions about why which ones may be grouped with which ones.  For somer reason, of all of them, I can't get Space Buddies out of my head. Elsewhere, Mallarme.

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