Tuesday, 1 April 2008

I love these nothing pictures. Reminds me of a piece I once saw at the photographers gallery in London where on a large screen was the video footage from a front passenger's seat. The shot was stable such as this image, all you saw were the idle things going past. But the most amazing thing of all was that you had a pair of headphones, the headphones had a a large jack that you could plug into various sockets. Each socket a different radio station from the world, the most random music, hatian, chinese, mongolian, whatever, country, chat programs in french....etc

I keep going back to this piece as to why it had such an affect on me. The global thing perhaps. Perhaps it reminds me of when I was a child listening to the world service that my father would put on. The interest into the unknown. Sublime almost. My interest in languages. Sounds and even perfect nothing images. Travelling at ease with oneself. At once I read somewhere that it is when we are travelling, as in literally, the point between A and B, the space between, that we are really at ease with ourselves and can see within.

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