Case Study #2 Robert Smithson, 400 Seattle Horizons (Destroyed) Publication
An edition of 20 copies
800 pages, 22,3 x 22,3 cm, digital printing
Price: 450 euros and 1.250 euros with plexi box.
If you are interested please contact the artist
‘Case Study #2: Robert Smithson, 400 Seattle Horizons (Destroyed), Instamatic Snapshots, 1969, glued on wall’ is an interpretation by Kristien Daem of a destroyed piece made by Robert Smithson. It is the second part in the series of re-interpretations of disappeared pieces from the conceptual sixties. The approach is both subjective and historical. Historical in gathering traces of the work and interrogating the witnesses and actors of the time about the memory of the actual original piece and presentation.
This publication is an exploration of the historical momentum actualizing the landscape from the time, with precision and freedom simultaneously; embracing the fascination, which was entertained by the mystic of non objective concept art. Kristien Daem lightly embraces the impossibility of our contemporary culture, to re-create another entropic landscape in movement from peripheral Brussels horizons; the impossible purity of the unreachable horizon, that is now filled with objects, trash, layers of abandonment, dystopia and romanticism.
Text written by Sonia Dermience on the occasion of the exhibition at Komplot Brussels in 2017.
The book was presented during the first edition of the Architecture and Landscape Book Fair at CIVA.
ALBF is a fair organised by CIVA that aims to curate a selection of independent, international publications on architecture, landscape and town planning. The event proposes the discovery of a sophisticated selection of magazines, books and publishers that seek to explore the architectural practice with alternative mediums and encourage an interdisciplinary dialogue. On the side: a programme of meetups with publishers, book launches, debates and performances! In organizing ALBF, CIVA is partnering with WIELS, organizing their already established art book fair on the very same weekend!