Sasha, sweet lunacy's county seat
April 17, 2013
“Your task is not to seek love, but merely to seek and find all barriers within yourself that you have built against it.”
Selections from the Theaters series 1970s-2000s
Gelatin silver print size variable
Some interesting background info on Sugimoto’s strategy for capturing these images:
To create each image, Sugimoto would take a long-exposure photograph of a cinema screen for the entire duration of a movie, resulting in a blank white screen. “Different movies give different brightnesses,” [Sugimoto] said. “If it’s an optimistic story, I usually end up with a bright screen; if it’s a sad story, it’s a dark screen. Occult movie? Very dark.” The project was partly the result of wanting to make a simple form visible: “The simplest forms have authority, like a blank white light. And how do you photograph that? You need a framework to make it visible. But this is not simply white light; it is the result of too much information.”
Caspar David Friedrich (German, Greifswald 1774–1840 Dresden)
Date: ca. 1825–30
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Dated skulls, Romania - The skulls in the ossuary of the 15th century Neamt Monastery bear little texts stating the names and dates of the monks. Photo Mick Palarczyk.
Dora Maar, Dream-like, 1935.