Happiness is written only on history’s blank pages
- Henri Lefebvre
‘Context #5’ (2006) is part of an ongoing project of textual spatial interventions. The works employ a mirroring of form and meaning, exploring and illustrating concepts of history, space, and the ideological production of meaning within them.
In each of the work, text is inscribed into the landscape within a specific locale. The text is intended to be perceived only partially by the people who live in and use the location’s spaces. The work is completed in another form through photographic documentation, where the ultimate meaning finally becomes clear. It is only through the re-construction of the texts produced under other circumstances that the ‘truth’ is made evident – in much the same way that the reconstruction of historical events transforms them into historical ‘truth’. In the same way that history is reconstructed for ideological motives, so the works of ‘Context’ are reconstructed for other – but not necessarily dissimilar – motives.
Series of 8 images