Sunday, August 03, 2008


Jenny Holzer at MassMOCA. You walk into a room the size of a football field where her words are projected, scrolling up the floor and walls and ceiling. You can flop onto a beanbag and take in the effect of disjointed text washing over and around you, or stand at the entrance and get a more condensed read. I enjoyed the visual effect of the text, especially as it gets fragmented on the beams and from the side. I needed another half hour in there to take in the meaning of the writing itself. I am curious if the impact of the words would be different if I read them on a small scale.

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