Friday, September 4, 2009

"Even if you cannot look, others will look for you. Art brings itself to a halt, but that halt has a way of unravelling itself. All the reflections expired into the thickets of Yaxchilan. One must remember that writing on art replaces presence by absence by substituting the abstraction of language for the real thing. There was a friction between the mirrors and the tree, now there is a friction between language and memory. A memory of reflections becomes an absence of absences."

--Robert Smithson, 
"Incidents of Mirror-Travel in theY├║cutan" (1968)

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