I’ve salvaged three large wooden frames from the Johnson Museum. What is the frame as an object for the photograph, as an object, on a wall, and of the house?
“From my viewpoint, from the phenomenologist viewpoint, the conscious metaphysics that starts from the moment when the being is “cast into the world” is a secondary metaphysics. It passes over the preliminaries, when being is being-well, when the human being is deposited in a being-well, in the well-being originally associated with being.”
Gaston Bachelard Poetics of Space
in good health
a shaft sunk into the ground to obtain water, oil, or gas.
an enclosed space in the middle of a building, giving room for stairs or an elevator, or to allow light or ventilation.
a region of minimum potential.: "a gravity well"
The house is for the imagination, the house is for the day dream. The house is for childhood boredom.
I use images looselyー images that keep recurring in my daydreamsー as I walk, as I wake up. I want to give these images nourishmentー to house them. Within the frame more than one image can exist, more than one plane of the photograph can exist. Making frames is a kind of house building; nooks and crannies on the picture plane provide room for daydreaming and imagination. The blankness of the mat, or background, or wall, or room gives silence for reading; is as weighted as the photographs in the room.