Some old photos


After viewing the exhibition, Air, at the gallery, there are some exhibits that have lodged deep in my imagination.  One of these was "Crossing" by Anthony McCall.

It was so dark in this space it wasn't until I was leaving that I found the Title board that was displayed outside the room of the exhibit along with a lot of other stuff.

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When I entered this space it was just blackness although I sensed there was moving air in the space.  I could see nothing and no-one, but, the camera on my phone could see it all. I couldn't see the device that was emitting the haze that you can see in this image but I could see the bright lines on the floor.

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I didn't realise there were other people in there with me until I checked my phone.

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There was  actually quite a few people.

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And camera on my phone gave me a whole new understanding of what I was looking at.

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The sound of a wave seemed to come from inside my body not from outside. 

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And the lines that the lights made against the haze was so 'solid'  felt I could reach out and touch it.  But then shapes moved in and out of focus.  A person quite close became a shadow and those in the light were 'almost' solid.

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 Or they looked quiet 'ghostly', even though I was stand right near them.

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I think I need to go back and look at this exhibit again.  There was so much I just didn't understand about it.

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It sounds interesting and arresting and peculiar - an experience, not just something to look at.

Carolyn Foley

It still has me thinking

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