Lizzie Fitch, Ryan Trecartin - Whether Line

Chiara Costa

Fondazione Prada, ISBN 9788887029758,
Pb, 460 pgs, 17 x 23cm
1388 ills
Acqn. 29822
In Stock

Taking the idealized rurality endemic to back-to-the-land ideologies as a conceptual starting point, the project represents both a return and an escape. Relocating their studio operations to the countryside of Ohio for this work, Fitch and Trecartin conceived the framework for a new movie as a haunted map: a location with its own will and a constellation of permanent built sets which include a large hobby-barn commissary, a lazy river, and a forest watchtower, occupied by a cast of characters who are simultaneously agents and subjects of the map. The artists contort these sites through dislocations of time and memory to explore the notion of borders and boundaries-existential, psychosocial, and physical.