eleanor antin, 70s, body, diet
walter de maria - LACMA
conceptual art but material / process -- utilitarian, doesn't look like art, not precious.
incidental. not just aesthetic objects, they are used for something.
eva hesse -- string onto the floor
in between Antin and Hesse
feminist, 70s, minimalist
wood variation, flickering, dappling
what is it about? is it enough? is it striking? will it remain in memory?
personal / mechanical, anonymous, but sense of the body
modules of time, modules of distance, animate
individual but same
care becomes erased by magnitude
intensity of investment for both viewer and for me
Ellen Gallagher -- you can't forget the work
utilitarian, bodies, mummified, graveyard, army, soldiers
laid out like a textile
broken apart a whole tapestry
residue of something else, of other purpose
movement: meant to be walked through, game where you don't step on the cracks, can I traverse?
approachable, not precious
back to the basics
a beginning place (to begin work)
about to begin something
fixed in a static position
at the ready to begin
instinctive, primitive, ordinary things
systematic, ordered, random
mechanical but material