|La Société Anonyme on Thu, 16 Jul 1998 09:37:58 +0100|
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|Syndicate: "An Image Should Always Be Read Twice" (Lsa42)|
"An Image Should Always Be Read Twice" (Lsa42) La Société Anonyme http://aleph-arts.org/art/lsa/lsa42/eng A review: http://aleph-arts.org/art/lsa/lsa42/eng/review.htm Some fragments of it: [... 'An Image Should Always Be Read Twice (LSA42)' is allied directly to Connemara Landscape, a work produced by James Coleman in 1980. Nevertheless, this is a non-conformist and rebellious allegiance which rereads the original work in an intentionally subversive way. [...] "Connemara Landscape, 1980, is to be experienced as a projected image. The artist kindly requests that the image is not photographed or visually recorded ". (James Coleman) [...] For a start, "An image Should Always Be Read Twice (Lsa42)" places the forbidden object in public circulation, reproducing the projection whose position in the regulated space of the museum prevented it from being photographed or recorded. La Société Anonyme photographed (perhaps illicitly) the projected image and a reproduction has now been placed within reach of anyone. [...] The main point is that with this act, the cycle which Coleman's prohibition had paralysed, the process of reading, has been reactivated. "An image should always be read twice". ...] Please, read it twice. LSA.