Five Propositions for the Tourist – 2013
This body of new work had two underlying influences. The first, a photograph taken in 1934 showing the façade of the Rome Fascist Party’s headquarters, entirely wrapped in a banner repeating the word SI over and over. The second, a story about Ludwig Wittgenstein who, for most of his later life, lectured in a room unfurnished bar a safe containing his notes; those invited to the lecture brought deck chairs to bask in the attempted murder of philosophy by a vortex of logic. Using these historical precedents as a starting point, Five propositions for the tourist created a space which addressed the potential of both as mantras for our own age.
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