Saturday, May 26, 2018

Dancing Circles (2018)

Is Roberta's question sincere? Rhetorical? Evaluative?

Somewhere last year I read a statement by an exasperated Canadian art educator asking that institutions stop teaching Dan Graham, that course curricula should place greater emphasis on relationality, positionality...

Seems to me Dan Graham's Dancing Circles (2018) is aware of just that through the material (as opposed to the reflective and thus imagistic) merging of his glass pavilions and, given our long, increasingly spatialized, and ultimately timeless moment, the inevitability not of a stand (a position to take up) but a stasis (a statue that stands in for what what amounts to Time's memorial).

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