Pililgrimage and verifications

Benoît-Marie Moriceau

A project by Benoît-Marie Moriceau, Fieldwork: Marfa, 2012

"Marfa is a little town lost in the desert. Its cultural mediatization participates in the development of a myth started with the project of permanent installation by Donald Judd. What is known here in Europe is mainly transmitted through books, catalogs, newspapers, documentaries and websites. Despite this diversity of information, we know that words and images have a fragmented value which can not replace the physical experience of a work of art. We have all experimented this situation of discovering a piece which we already virtually know. This path make us somehow the children of the artists of the Grand Tour, a journey through Europe from the seventeenth century in order to visit the places of interest. An intellectual training and an art experience.
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