Monday, November 09, 2009

Among the many themes that have been I've established as the means to get at "everything," the theme of redemption, and the impossibility of redemption, has come to be threaded both through the North/South and the East/West pillars under 95. It wasn't something I had laid out as part of the initial structure, but I've found it to be of great importance to address the hope, fear, disappointment and desire entangled with ideas of redemption as a part of the installation.

In working with ideas of redemption, I'm very conscious to make sure the images that can hint at redemption don't become entangled with anything implying "resurrection." Of course, photos alone talk about resurrection and create these totems of immortality and there's always that lurking about... but I want to make sure the flow is not "brought back to life" but rather "building on and moving forward." There's no coming back, there's just reconstruction of self.


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redemption

1. an act of redeeming or the state of being redeemed.
2. deliverance; rescue.
3. Theology. deliverance from sin; salvation.
4. atonement for guilt.

as related to "resurrection"

1. The act of rising from the dead or returning to life.
2. The state of one who has returned to life.
3. The act of bringing back to practice, notice, or use; revival.




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catharsis

1. relieving of emotional tensions, esp. through certain kinds of art, as tragedy or music.


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continuum

1. a continuous extent, succession, or whole, no part of which can be distinguished from neighboring parts except by arbitrary division.


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infiniteness, continuity, spectrum, cycle, revolution, loop, lap, orbit.



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