Thursday, 10 June 2010
Work from The State of New York.
“The State of New York is an aerial survey of the whole State of New York from an altitude of seven feet. The survey records the surface of a giant copy of the Texaco road map which was inlaid in the terrazzo floor of the New York State Pavilion for the 1964–65 World’s Fair. The pavilion, designed by Philip Johnson and advertised as the ‘Tent of Tomorrow’, now stands derelict in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens. The archive of photographs forms the basis of a series of works which reflect on a map in the process of turning back into a landscape and on the material of history.” – Anthony Auerbach