Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Thoughts of the Day #33/2014: Robert Smithson (13) / John Cage (3)

Robert Smithson (1938-1973)
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"Rays of light penetrate the transparent cornea, the pupil, the crystalline lense and the vitreous body until they reach the retina. This process was thought to be reversed in Euclid's Alexandria (300 B.C.), in so far as it was supposed that the rays of light issued directly from the eye along straight lines until they reached the object they were looking at. The philosopher Hipparchus (160-126 B.C.) compared visual rays with feeling hands touching the objects."

- Robert Smithson

John Cage 
about Silence

P.S. All texts by Smithson are taken from the volume: Robert Smithson, Slideworks. Carlo Fura 1997.Dear Copyright-Owner, If you don't want to see this photo in this context, please let me know and I will instantly remove it. Thank you !