Surrounded

Some long overdue documentation.

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Above: Erik Brandt, Surrounded 001, 2008.

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Above: Erik Brandt, Surrounded 001-005, 2008 (click for larger view). A set of
five digital prints I made on newsprint, from last fall’s 2008 Faculty Show at MCAD.
I neglected to post these before, having only documented them recently.

Quote is from Charles Baudelaire, “N’importe où! n’importe où! pourvu que ce
soit hors de ce monde!”
(Anywhere! Anywhere! As long as it’s not in this world.)

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Above: Erik Brandt, Surrounded, 2002. This latest expression had it’s roots
in a similar project from Penn State days.

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Above: Erik Brandt, Surrounded 002-005, 2008.

French translation courtesy of mon père, who comments that Samuel Beckett
meant something similar: “A qui n’a rien, il est interdit de ne pas aimer la merde…”

Malloy, from Beckett’s trilogy, Molloy, Malone Dies and The Unnameable:
“To he who has nothing, it is forbidden not to like shit…”




17 Responses to “Surrounded”

Update: A funny story via mon père. Apropos Yaounde, Cameroon another quote: “Mais, Armelle, pousse-toi, pousse-toi, j’ai pas de place!” The English translation is something like this: “Dammit, Armelle, scoot over, I don’t have
any room.”

Mon père writes: “It was pronounced by one Erik Hanson in Yaounde, Cameroun one fine day when Armelle’s father picked you up for school, it was his day for the carpool. I remember it well because it was the first time I heard you express yourself so well in French. The dammit of course is not literal, but you were furious at her.”

Erik Brandt added these words on Feb 15 09 at 4:10 PM

we ARE surrounded by parking spots et comme d’habitude des choses trés intéressantes de M. Brandt

Mona Makhlouf added these words on Feb 15 09 at 11:53 PM

Un grand merci, Mona!

Erik Brandt added these words on Feb 16 09 at 12:01 AM

Image of the Day: Surrounded (2008), a poster series by Erik Brandt http://bit.ly/arSLvA

Print magazine added these words on Nov 19 10 at 4:39 PM

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Genaro Vega added these words on Nov 19 10 at 4:42 PM

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StevenFendy added these words on Nov 19 10 at 4:47 PM

RT @printmag Image of the Day: Surrounded (2008), a poster series by Erik Brandt http://bit.ly/arSLvA /mais oui~others too~~

Laurie added these words on Nov 19 10 at 5:27 PM

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Sarah Hodgson added these words on Nov 19 10 at 5:50 PM

Wa-heh, thank you Printmag!

Erik Brandt added these words on Nov 19 10 at 8:22 PM

RT @printmag: Image of the Day: Surrounded (2008), a poster series by Erik Brandt http://bit.ly/arSLvA

Erik Brandt added these words on Nov 20 10 at 1:26 AM

One of the best. RT @printmag: Image of the Day: Surrounded (2008), a poster series by Erik Brandt http://bit.ly/arSLvA

Dylan C. Lathrop added these words on Nov 20 10 at 1:27 AM

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Allegra Lockstadt added these words on Nov 20 10 at 3:23 AM

RT @printmag Image of the Day: Surrounded (2008), a poster series by Erik Brandt http://bit.ly/arSLvA

Alec R. Hosterman added these words on Nov 21 10 at 12:22 AM

Many thanks for all of the RT’s, everyone. It’s been a real pleasure seeing that on Printmag’s splash page over the weekend. Many thanks to Print! http://www.printmag.com/

Erik Brandt added these words on Nov 21 10 at 8:22 PM

RT @printmag: Image of the Day: Surrounded (2008), a poster series by Erik Brandt http://bit.ly/arSLvA

Arman Jackie added these words on Nov 22 10 at 4:32 AM

RT @printmag: Image of the Day: Surrounded (2008), a poster series by Erik Brandt http://bit.ly/arSLvA

Mass Comm Group added these words on Nov 23 10 at 4:48 PM

Also available in the ImPrint archives here: http://imprint.printmag.com/iotd/image-of-the-day-archive-november-2010/

Erik Brandt added these words on Apr 28 11 at 9:14 PM

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