A Morning Stroll –

— Altea The name Altea comes from the Greek Altahia which means “I cure”. In the last phase of Arab domination, Altea belonged to the Taifa of Denia. It was conquered in 1244 by Jaime I of Aragón and repopulated by Christians, obtaining the status of town in 1279. The church, IGLESIA PARROQUIAL DE NUESTRA…

The art of disappearing

Can a person disappear in plain sight? & Can disappearing be a political statement? “Disappearing is not the main point of my work,” Liu has said. “It’s just the method I use to pass on a message… It’s my way to convey all the anxiety I feel for human beings.” Liu Bolin: Hiding in the…

Asylum

Lately I have spent more and more time looking at photographs. I have also, as you might have noticed, started to spend more time making my own. I don’t view my own pictures as art, but would rather call it a kind of documentary; a visual diary, perhaps? And I’m not especially interested in the…

Bernd & Hilla and Me

as mentioned –The New Objectivity’s focus on the objective world resonated with later photographers like Bernd and Hilla Becher, who became influential artists and teachers highly regarded for their typological studies of various architectural structures. Bernd and Hilla Becher, Coal Bunker, GB 1973 And this Sachlichkeit do also, I must confess, resonate with me — here…

Sauntering

— testing my new camera  Several years ago there was a fire on this site. There were no lives lost, but sever damages done to several buildings. While the town council are quarreling about whether to restore or build new, I’m trying to capture the beauty of these ugly ruins.  

ramshackle

Sometimes I do not understand my own preoccupation with neatness, when there clearly is so much beauty to be found in untidiness   Engøy (0,1 km2, 424 inhab) Stavanger, 24. april 2014  

– HEART OF DARKNESS

yesterdays post led to some discussion on art and ethics. Working with ethical questions (I am following Deleuze’s distinction between ethics and moral), is to my mind a – or maybe the – central challenge for contemporary art. Maybe the new isn’t just about making new inventions, but just as much about showing us the old stuff…

eyes wide open

You know by now that I’m not planning a thorough theoretical study of beauty, my intention is rather to take a stroll into the maze – hoping for a glimpse of beauty, expecting nothing. I’m a vagabond, preferring to get lost.  But, obviously, my way might not be the only way … (!), there is…

when ordinary life captured

– becomes extraordinary    michael wolf How is it, that the most ordinary scenes, sometimes – when captured by the most watchful eye – can become art? And who would dispute the beauty in this very ordinary everyday scene?  No doubt the ordinary will have a central place in my study of beauty. Recently I…