Siting Lucy Gunning's Quarry

Paterson, D. (2011) Siting Lucy Gunning's Quarry. Picture This,

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This essay was commissioned as part of a writing residency at Picture This, Bristol, undertaken in Summer 2010. Invited to respond to a work in the Picture This archive I chose Lucy Gunning's 2003 film work Quarry. The essay draws on Walter Benjamin's accounts of private and public space in urban modernity, Jacques Derrida's writing on the archive, and on artist Robert Smithson's strategic use of natural phenomena, including crystals, in relation to abstract art making, to create a context for Gunning's work, which had not received sustained critical attention since its initial exhibition at Spike Island, Bristol, 2003. The essay is available via the Picture This website.

Item Type:Articles (Other)
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Paterson, Dr Dominic
Authors: Paterson, D.
Subjects:N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
College/School:College of Arts > School of Culture and Creative Arts > History of Art
Journal Name:Picture This
Publisher:Picture This

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