Monday, June 7, 2010

anthony auerbach

anthony auerbach's 'the state of new york' project. "an aerial survey of the whole state of new york from an altitude of seven feet. the survey records the surface of a giant copy of the texaco road map which was inlaid in the terrazzo floor of the new york state pavilion for the 1964–65 world’s fair. the pavilion, designed by philip johnson and advertised as the ‘tent of tomorrow’, now stands derelict in flushing meadows corona park, queens. the archive of photographs forms the basis of a series of works which reflect on a map in the process of turning back into a landscape and on the material of history." see more here.

[all anthony auerbach. top to bottom: index (the state of new york), aerial photograph 1001 (of 2,427). emperor panorama, 6 light tables, 6 transparencies, 6 magnifying stereoscopes (detail of transparency and stereoscope). the new york state pavilion with its observation towers was a prominent attraction during the fair (postcard from the world's fair).]