What is the Lay of the Land?

by Joshua Mason Editor’s note: This essay is based on Mason’s presentation at DePaul University last October. Part II will be published next month. This is Lake Superior. This is the beginning. It is where I am absorbed. What I see is the edge. You can learn a lot by observing the space where water […]Continue reading “What is the Lay of the Land?”

Site for Indwelling

“Site for Indwelling” latex, oil, foam, polyurethane, wood, beach grass, tar, soil, mirror dimensions: roughly 6’x6′ at Fieldwork    

Baroque Ruins

History as a continuum of disaster. The concern of art is to present something enduring, yet something time-bound. In consequence it takes up the history of ruins, in its ‘material content,’ as a means of discovering ‘truth content.’ In Trauerspeil Benjamin writes, “Ultimately, in the death-signs of the baroque the direction of allegorical reflection isContinue reading “Baroque Ruins”