I haven’t got around to blogging or instagramming all the amazing work that was at Documenta this year. That’s a sign of how good it was.
This Geoffrey Farmer piece was a highlight. It’s impossible to really represent it here, but that’s the nature of the thing, ain’t it.
Leaves of Grass, 2012
Installation view at Neue Galerie Kassel, at dOCUMENTA (13)
I am floored by the ambition and scope of this work! Wow.
The scale of the work relative to the viewers’ bodies; the shifts in scale within the entire collage, creating disorienting juxtapositions and so many mini narratives or associations within the whole.
Working with an archive of Life Magazines, spanning the years 1935 to 1985. Perhaps 16000 collages elements, suspended in space through a network of “grasses.”
There’s a great interview with the artist, here.