Berndnaut Smilde’s Until Askeaton Has Streetview, 2009
Agnes Denes’ Wheatfield, 1982
Lucy Humphrey’s Horizon
“All my life I have reflected and worked on the concept that there is more space than can be seen, that there are void spaces, or, as it were, that there is a vaster horizon. The odd thing about removing content, in making space, is that we, as human beings, find it very hard to deal with the absence of content. It’s the horror vacui. This Platonic concept lies at the origin of the myth of the cave, the one from which humans look towards the outside world. But here there is also a kind of Freudian opposite image, that of the back of the cave, which is the dark and empty back of being. Your greatest poet, Dante, also ventured into a place like that. It is the place of the void, which paradoxically is full – of fear, of darkness. Whether you represent it with a mirror or with a dark form, it is always the “back”, the point that attracts my interest and triggers my creativity.” —Anish Kapoor
Bara Kristinsdottir‘s “Traces,” 2010
Roni Horn’s “Library of Water“
“Untitled (Aparición)” by Felix Gonzalez-Torres (1991)
“Superabundant Atmosphere” by Jacob Hasimoto (2009)
“Super Mario Clouds” by Cory Arcangel (2002)
ifitweremyhome.com allows you to compare any two countries in the world in terms of size and a number of other variables. It came about when the developer was trying to understand the impact of the BP oil spill in Mexico in 2010. He overlaid the area of the spill on a map of his home in Detroit, and from there ifitweremyhome.com was born. A simple comparison of two places in terms of scale alone can significantly change your perspective on global issues.
Below shows Syria compared to Nebraska & Morocco compared to Baltimore. Stats for both are for the US as a whole.