Groupe Mobile

Groupe Mobile is a term Brancusi attributed to the configurations of sculptures and their bases which he continually re-arranged and photographed in his studio constituting an ongoing visual journal of his work.

Houses are really bodies. We connect ourselves with walls, roofs and objects just as we hang on to our livers, skeletons, flesh and blood stream.

—Leonora Carrington, ’ The Hearing Trumpet’

A thing is not a thing but an assembly of relations.

—Paul Chan, commissioned interview, Documenta 13 catalogue

photographs are signs which don’t take, which turn, as milk does

—Roland Barthes, Camera Lucida

Nocturne, St. Peter’s Church by Kettle’s Yard. Photo: Guy Haywood

Nocturne, St. Peter’s Church by Kettle’s Yard. Photo: Guy Haywood

Dust Breeding (Duchamp’s Large Glass With Dust Notes), Man Ray, 1920

Dust Breeding (Duchamp’s Large Glass With Dust Notes), Man Ray, 1920

Don’t paint the thing itself, paint the effect it produces

—Stephane Mallarme