Monuments are historically concerned with claiming a ground that cannot be challenged – seeking to maintain assumptions of singularity, centralization, legacy and perpetuity. The countermonumental embraces and employs multiplicities, peripheries, dispersal and impermanence.
This work focuses on monumental spaces, both sanctioned and unsanctioned, in order to redefine their monumentalism through the perspective of the camera. The works contextualize themselves within the concepts put forth regarding monuments and memory by Jean-Francois Chevrier – a notion of territorial intimacy “constituted on the frontiers of public space, in the grey or forsaken zones of the sanctioned territory…an occasion for social and political experiment.”
…billows of orange flame and softly flying consumer goods…, 2016. Zabriskie Point Monument (Access Pathway), 2016. Death Valley National Park, California. Pigment Print on Cotton Rag. Edition of 2 / AP 1, 110 x 148 centimeters.
You Will Be Seeing Unusual Accomplishment (Ed), 2016. Edward Leedskalnin’s Rock Gate Park, Homestead, Florida, United States. Digital Chromogenic (C-Type) LightJet Color Print. Edition of 2 / AP 1 / EP 1. 110 x 148 centimeters.