photo of the week: 1

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Okay, we are one week late,  but we've kicked off photo of the week from the altfotonet Flickr group with this picture  by barb.   It is within an abandoned soviet army  barracks near Berlin taken during a photo walk with streunerin. Streunerin is Birgit Richter and she has  more on the Soviet barracks. 

The picture appeals to me because it is both a great image and it situates itself within the modernist tradition that repudiates linear perspective and is an image/text.  Therefore,  it deconstructs the American (Greenbergian)  modernist's appeal to visual purity.

 This takes us to a space where  we can acknowledge the dialectic of image  and word and give us a perspective on our culture where can see the protracted struggle for dominance between pictorial and linguistic signs. Personally,  I am not sure why we have this history of conflict between image and word; a conflict that many see as a struggle for territory and a contest of ideologies.


sometimes, a struggle is required, sometimes not; I like the uncertainty of it all

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