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These recognisable yet functionless objects are the invention of Alicia Ongay-Perez.  These cast from inner space of everyday objects that are then transfer into positive forms is incredible.  More detail about the project and how she made these are found on her website

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I recently wrote about the book ‘Edgelands’ Paul Farley and Michael Symmons Roberts.  The book encapsulates so much that we experience within our everyday and for some it is a place we actively return through intrigue and compulsion.  There are lots of words to describe various edgelands however the word itself really does capture the sense I get when i pass through or visit the outer limits or our urban life.  Photographer Dara McGrath has done a series of photos titled ‘Edgelands’ and like the book really resonates with me and highlights these mundane yet thought provoking wastelands.  Here is a link to Dara McGrath’s website:

 

Ergin Çavuşoğlu – Liminal Crossing (2009), two channel synchronized (1920×1080) HD video installation, sound. Installation view Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst, Aachen, 2009

I am currently reading Spatialities: The Geographies of Art and Architecture by Judith Rugg and Craig Martin.  It has a great chapter about Liminality and uses Ergin Çavuşoğlu art praxis as a case study regarding the thoughts and concepts about liminal places.  

Dust breeding – 2011

Within the chapter they discuss the importance that place and mobility have within a liminal place and how even though we have a fascination with the journey and moving we tend to go in circles and return to where we started:

“Despite the grand traditions of stories of voyage from the Odyssey onwards, the journey is so often to simply rediscover home, to become reacquainted with place: when Ulysses returns to Ithaca, it is to discover home.  Or, as T.S Eliot put it, as the end of Little Gidding:

 

We shall not cease from exploration

And the end of all our exploring

Will be to arrive where we started

And know the place for the first time.

 

(Eliot 2001: 43)”

This can be found on p.72.