Friday, July 17, 2009

the view from inside

Jeff Wall, A view from the apartment 2004-2005
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This is Jeff Wall's most recent work. The appearance of a mundane moment caught in time is a deliberate artistic device; in fact the shot took months to organise and set up. Of interest in the context of the workshop is how the view outside is captured. We often think of urban space as that space which is understood while moving through it, while in fact a greater amount of time is spent in observing the space of 'outside' from the interior spaces of the home, workplace, school etc