Untitled (Red Book).

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Peer reviewed: 
No, item is not peer reviewed.
Scholarly level: 
Faculty/Staff
Date created: 
2002
Keywords: 
Photography
Subversion
Knowledge
Abstract: 

"Heft" is a series of large, color photographs of books flying through the air across a blue, cloudy sky. Viewers familiar with Clay’s works might think of the narrative from Loci that describes a woman throwing books out a window. The decision to hurl valuable literature out a window contains not only literal but emotional weight. The gesture can be seen as reckless, irreverent, but it is also a freeing from the histories and narratives contained in the books. The soaring volumes are images of potential, part of a creative process and an emancipatory gesture.

Description: 

Exhibition:  Leo Kamen Gallery, Heft, Toronto, Ontario, 2004.

Material: c-print.

 

Document type: 
Image
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Extent: 
60 x 48 inches
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