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
Dust Breeding (Duchamp’s Large Glass With Dust Notes), Man Ray, 1920
Don’t paint the thing itself, paint the effect it produces