Carl Andre, Secant, (1977)
Carl Andre’s Secant does somewhat the same thing that Christo’s Running Fence did. With a line of timbers, Andre expresses the dimension of a field in a way that you would not normally see. He imposes a kind of geometry on the field that makes you not only look at the object but also become acutely aware of the place that it is in.
Before the availability of the tape recorder and during the 1950s, when vinyl was scarce, people in the Soviet Union began making records of banned Western music on discarded x-rays. With the help of a special device, banned bootlegged jazz and rock ‘n’ roll records were “pressed” on thick radiographs salvaged from hospital waste bins and then cut into discs of 23-25 centimeters in diameter. “They would cut the X-ray into a crude circle with manicure scissors and use a cigarette to burn a hole,” says author Anya von Bremzen. “You’d have Elvis on the lungs, Duke Ellington on Aunt Masha’s brain scan — forbidden Western music captured on the interiors of Soviet citizens.”
Urs Lüthi , Cloud-sculpture, photographie, 1972
By Nicola Olivato
72 Degrees in the shade.
The Animated Self Portrait
Urs Lüthi - Light sculpture, photographie, 1972,