Friday, 29 January 2010
Work from Floh.
There is a fantastic lecture on this work @ Coventry University by Joanna Zylinska.
“I do not want to give these images explanations : descriptions by the finder about how and where they were found, or guesses as to what stories they might or might not tell. I want them to keep the silence of the fleamarkets in Europe and America. Only at a certain point did I realise I was making a collection, and nothing is more worrying to the collector than the prospect of “Closure” ; the realisation that there will be a “final version” and a potential end to the collection. I have stopped going to fleamarkets for fear of finding an image that “should have been in the book”, or have distractedly turned my attention to collecting postcards : postcard that show frozen fountains or four-leaf clovers, or have seagulls in them, or have been scribbled on by someone. But now I have resolved to believe that there is no, and can never be, a final version to this collection ; that FLOH exists in the continuum and will one day, I hope, return, ownerless and silent to its origins in the fleamarket.” – Tacita Dean