On autonomy [on its image, to be more precise]
Valter Scelsi, Come parli frate, 2014
"Skaters at this park in Lugano, Switzerland don’t have to pull out their phones to check the time – they can just glance down at a series of colored lines painted right onto the concrete of the bowl as a modern sundial. A ribbon of rainbow hues curves up and down the undulating surface, the sun and shadows revealing the current hour.
A different line of color indicates each hour of the day, marked off as the sun passes overhead. Designed by Moscow group Zuk Club, the vibrant park is like an abstract modern mural customized specifically to the shape of the bowl and the surrounding area….”
Massimo Gasperini, Morphing city, 2014
Desert Hoops, Phoenix, AZ 2004
We don’t have to look at Iraq for an analogue to Missouri. We can look instead at Missouri.Elif Batuman on the problematic comparison. (via newyorker)