“individual and real and found”

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Google image search of Olafur Eliasson’s “Your waste of time” 2013 MoMA PS1 gallery

I was doing some Olafur Eliasson research and found this article briefly describing his Icelandic glacier ice exhibition and the words used to describe the pieces of ice brought to New York by Ned Beauman caught my attention. He described these chunks of ice as “individual and real and lost.” But why lost?

Just because they’ve been displaced, just because they’re not where they should be naturally, just because their home is temporary and their environment hostile to their constitution. They’re not lost, these ice chunks have been found.

“Individual and real and found”

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