‘For most of us living in London those statues are just part of the general landscape … We hardly notice them on our way to work; many people walk by without even noticing them.’ (Ilpo Musto, The Art of London, 2010).
Public statues that seem to be travelling in the future and are suddenly in the middle of audiences which do not seem to know them too well or audiences which appear to have travelled back in time to consider the preserved city; or me, travelling in both directions, coming from an eastern european culture for studying and learning from a much-earlier economic developed society, questioning Guy Debord’s ‘consumption of modern economical survival’ (Society of the Spectacle, 1984).
Further considered reflections, H.G. Wells 1895,The Time Machine.
Public Statues Photographs, London 2014
6 x 7 medium format colour photographs, Portfolio size 13 x 19 inches, Edition of 2 each. This project hasn’t been published, ideally this work would be printed as large size photographs in tandem with the artist’s book and the 1926 photographs © 2014.
• Baudrillard, J (1999) Jean Baudrillard : Fotografien : photographies : photographs 1985-1998, Ostfildern-Ruit : Hatje Cantz
• Musto,I. (2010), The art of London : monuments and wall reliefs, London : A. & C. Black.
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