"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.
Exhibition: Leo Kamen Gallery, Heft, Toronto, Ontario, 2004.Material: c-print.
60 x 48 inches
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