The Platzgeist Shards poster presents an array of found and appropriated objects symbolically arranged to convey specific ‘spirits of place’. As individual Shards of Site, each object is a souvenir serving as mementos of place. Hypergraphically assembled, these shards are an attempt to capture the psychic or experiential essences of specific types of place. As a map or non-site, the Platzgeists Shards poster also identifies and defines the corresponding terms and ideas listed below. The print is an 11” x 14” pigmented ink print on archival paper. Limited edition of 10, signed and numbered. Contact me directly to acquire a copy of this print.
This print was first released at the 5th Annual Open Space Prints and Multiples Fairs in Baltimore, Maryland. Special thanks for Liz Donadio of Color Wheel Digital Printing for making this print possible.
The psychic spirit or experiential essence of a place.
Shards of Site
Shredded pavement souvenirs serving as mementos of place.
Newness conducive to mindless consumption paths.
An Historical Uncanny
A ghost of place haunting itself.
Trespassing against the brutality of profit-abused place.
Cities and suburbs posing as enigmas of one another.
The Urban Sublime
An awesome and overpowering awareness of city beyond sense and sight.
Inviting interplay between us and our surroundings.