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, December 9, 2017

Phillip Lachenmann "DELPHI_Essentials Part II" @ Ace Gallery

FILM STILL 1, 2001
Lightbox, Dura-Trans Transparency
200 cm x 100 cm x 20 cm

The End (Easel), 2012
Old Easel (from Villa Massimo, Rome); Canvas 20 x 24 inch, Two slide projectors, cross fade unit
160 slides, and two mirror pedestals
Dimensions Variable

Space Surrogate I (Dubai), 2000
Video Installation
TRT: 31:30 min (loop)

Space Surrogate II (GSG 9), 2003
Video Installation
TRT: 8 min (loop)

R-SERIES MD#4 (Marcel Duchamp), 1995
lifochrome, Diasec on Dibond, steel frame
120 x 180 cm

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