Sunday, February 1, 2009

Assenza


Padova Station, Jan 2009


"... ghosts -- that is, the sense of the presence of those who are not physically there -- are a ubiquitous aspect of the phenomenology of place. Although the cultural language of modernity usually prevents us from speaking about their presence, we constitute a place in large measure by the ghosts we sense inhabit and possess it. The meaning of a place, its genius loci, depends upon the geniuses we locate there."
Michael Ball, The ghosts of place, 1997

2 comments:

D.Coys said...

J

I guess it has to do with those things on a human scale, like the bench. And now I think of it, your book is unforthcoming from my supplier, bringing your absence to me as a signal to chase that supplier!

Like the mood in teh picture.

D

jacky bowring said...

Thanks D, yes the gaps describe more than the objects ...
Hope the book comes soon, before spring arrives with its insistent joyfulness (I think you are a Northern Hemisphere dweller? We're already dreaming of autumn down here on the earth's underbelly ...)
... j...