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John Divola

November 3, 2011

John Divola documented the devolving extant conditions of an abandon beachfront home, littered by its decaying furnishings and fractured furniture.  The artist however, did not passively document the decay of the space but played an active role, rearranging bits of detritus, and improvising silver graffiti into primordial forms and enigmatic patterns, to create a volatile sense of place.  A space suspended precariously in the breach between the man-made which cradles us in the false security of home, and the abyss of the sublime.

“My participation was not so much one of intellectual consideration, as one of visceral involvement.”

John Divola


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