Tuesday, 24 August 2010

Project 64: evidence of action

In producing an image that suggested something has happened it was necessary to visit a rather special pub in Brussels, La Fleur en Papier Doré, which used to be the meeting place for the Brussels' surrealists including René Magritte, and drink some rather special beer. Here, while the drink that has been drunk is key to the sense of activity, the background pictures on the wall are key to the location and indicative of the atmosphere in which the beer was consumed.

Examples of concepts that cannot be shown directly in images include peace and quiet and other sensory delights such as the smell of a flower (or a sewer, for that matter) and what something feels like to touch. While photographs can show the visual interpretation of those concepts they cannot communicate the effect of the senses.