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.

When we concentrate on a material object, whatever its situation, the very act of attention may lead to our involuntarily sinking into the history of that object. Novices must learn to skim over matter if they want to stay at the exact level of the moment. Transparent things, through which the past shines!

—Vladimir Nabokov, ‘Transparent Things’, 1972