Proper Project Orientation

[Image: A wonderfully disorienting image, called Proper Project Orientation, by Vancouver-based photographer Bill MacEwen – an image so spatially evocative, with its labyrinth of scaffolding, ladders, surfaces, and stairways – a horizontal universe of painterly self-connectedness – that I'd rather not reveal what the photo actually is. Is it a billboard, re-designed by Lebbeus Woods? Or a painting? Perhaps it's a drive-in cinema after an atom bomb has hit... It's better just to stare and enjoy – while viewing the original photo here. (Thanks, Bill!].

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Blogger Ben said...


July 20, 2007 2:16 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here is a pic by Baudrillard, although it isn't the car crashes I was looking for. Banality is one of his favourite themes.

Of Reality-shows for instance, he says they are "a mirror of dullness, of nothingness, on which the disappearance of the other is blatantly reflected. It reveals the possibility that human beings are fundamentally not social. This space becomes the equivalent of a “ready-made” just-as-is (telle quelle) transposition of an ‘everyday life’ that has already been trumped by all dominant models. It is a synthetic banality, fabricated in closed circuits and supervised by a monitoring screen.” Clouseau

July 20, 2007 6:41 AM  
Blogger kk+ said...

wow... what an amazing image. bill is a great photographer. nice work. :)

July 21, 2007 4:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

flip a pic on its side and everyone goes nuts

July 24, 2007 12:03 PM  

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