Some long overdue documentation.
Above: Erik Brandt, Surrounded 001, 2008.
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.)
Above: Erik Brandt, Surrounded, 2002. This latest expression had it’s roots
in a similar project from Penn State days.
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…”