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The differences game…

CAMBODIA. Phnom Penh. 28/10/2008: Boeung Kak residents, under eviction threat by a development company.

CAMBODIA. Phnom Penh. 28/10/2008: Boeung Kak residents, under eviction threat by a development company.

CAMBODIA. Phnom Penh. 30/12/2008: Boeung Kak residents, under eviction threat by a development company.

CAMBODIA. Phnom Penh. 30/12/2008: Boeung Kak residents, under eviction threat by a development company.

CAMBODIA. Phnom Penh. 16/03/2009: Boeung Kak residents, under eviction threat by a development company.

CAMBODIA. Phnom Penh. 16/03/2009: Boeung Kak residents, under eviction threat by a development company.

4 Responses to “The differences game…”

  1. that’s a really interesting way of showing in part whats been happening john.. forces home the changes in a gentle way – which would be a good companion to other work you have shot over time.. interlaced between the human stories, sets like this make the point utterly unavoidable.

    d

    db - March 17th, 2009 at 8:08 pm

  2. startling indeed….

    John, do you know the work of the extraordinary Cuban photographer/artist Carlos Garaicoa??….

    it’s hard for me to describe his work (it deals with how cities are changed by politics and economics over time)…it’s mesmerizing and painful and beautiful…he also makes diptych photos…of pics of buildings/houses changed…he then fills in the ‘missing’ homes with thread…

    look here

    http://www.icaphila.org/exhibitions/garaicoa.php

    http://www.artnet.com/artist/6722/carlos-garaicoa.html

    http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9805E2D81230F935A25751C0A9679C8B63

    I saw a show of his here….one of the best shows i’ve seen in years…

    running
    b

    bobblack - March 17th, 2009 at 11:23 pm

  3. Bob,

    Interesting. But if you want really mind blowing work about what can happen to buildings there is one all-time favourite of mine: Gordon Matta-Clark

    http://www.artnet.com/Magazine/FEATURES/smyth/smyth6-4-04.asp

    He did some really strong interventions in Antwerp in the ’70′s

    john vink - March 18th, 2009 at 11:29 am

  4. good god, jesus! :)))))…wow, thanks so much john!…this guy was extraordinary….and i’ve never heard of him…though, of course, i know about Food, but my god…just spent 30 minutes reading about him and looking at all the work i good, both the site work (these buiding cut outs and building moving (like the house from Love Canal and Bingo) are just deleriously amazing….off tomorrow to sniff around and see if i can find a book or monograph on him….i saw he died at 35….jesus…like my beloved christopher wilmarth, gone gone too soon….

    what a fucking legacy…

    thank you so much for that…just frickin’ made my day!!!!! :))))

    bobblack - March 18th, 2009 at 7:09 pm