1. the action of repeating something that has already been said or written. “the images were worthy of repetition” synonyms: reiteration, repeating, restatement, retelling, iteration, recapitulation; recital, rehearsal; informal recap; rare reprise, iterance
repeating, echoing, parroting, quoting, copying; echolalia
the recurrence of an action or event. 2. “there was to be no repetition of those images” recurrence, reoccurrence, repeat, rerun, replication, duplication; echo :synonyms
[ One of What? ]
The Beginning of something.
[ Two of How Many? ]
A visual anecdote about a special place in London, with a reference to a famous literary tale. The anecdote was the beginning of something a little more specific.
[ Three: Economics ]
a) see 23
b) Referring, in this particular case, to the beginning of something economic.
[ 4: A True Story ]
A story that was once in accordance with reality; currently in the process of general transformation.
More specifically, one that is being refined, endlessly reproduced, mutated and falsified;
with the intention to relate the story to certain places and moments that had initially inspired the story.
[ Five: Obsession ]
A place and a moment, and more of thereof, represented in an image of an image, continually preoccupying and intruding on a particular person’s mind.
[ 6: Papa und Ich ]
The author as a child with his father.
[ 7: Emigration ]
A message about Emigration.
[ 8: Money is an Artistic Device ]
A statement referring to something obvious.
[ 9: Naturalization ]
Something that becomes natural.
[ 10: Art Money in Bushwick ]
A hitherto unknown currency, which the protagonist unsuccessfully attempted to use for the purchase of a coffee on Bushwick Avenue.
[ 11: Hyperthymesic Detail ]
The detail of a photograph, which was to prove crucial in the search for something extremely specific.
[ Twelve of What ]
Two adjacent places that relate to (4:) A True Story, but have nothing to do with it.
[ 13: Time Travels of a Savant ]
A snapshot of a Savant’s search for a very specific view, as seen from a particular place towards another, particular, place in New York City. The moment the view had originally been captured does not exist any more.
[ 14: The Importance of Writing ]
A series of images.
[ 15: Preliminary Explanation ]
An attempt to describe, and therefore define, a process that at its initiation had no other purpose than itself.
[ 16: The Protagonist ]
Another moment in a process; a moment that, at this moment, does not exist.
Life goes in strange circles, and you often realise when you least expect it. I was going through my computer files the other day, on my various external hard disks, just to make sure everything is well organised and, more importantly, backed up properly. My work is my bread and butter, or so the concept of work implies, but as an artist it isn’t quite as straightforward as this. In any case, we live in a digital age, so my files are my work, that much I can say with confidence.
At one point, I came across a whole bunch of photos that I had nearly forgotten about. This is where the idea of the circle comes back, for the second time in this case, in fact. Somehow, at least.
Finding the photos made me realise, I’ve gone commercial, and then back again, yet I’ve never done anything with those photos, and the project they’re about. When in fact it is all about, how everything began.
The little photo story, is part 1 of 3. Part 2 and 3 will follow in the course of this summer.