13 ways to miss a train

John Gossage,13 ways to miss a train

John Gossage
13 ways to miss a train

Photographs: John Gossage

Publisher: Linea di Confine per la Fotografia Contemporanea

52 pages

Year: 2004

Comments: Softcover, 290 x 245 mm. First edition, 2004. Black & white photographs. Text in english and in italian. Extremely tiny trace to one corner on top. In great condition.

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'John Gossage is an artist who makes history present in photographs. He photographs places and sites that tell an everyday story : paths worn through abandoned tracts of land, corners where debris collects, markings on a wall, a table after a meal. Gossage photographs that which has just occurred to remind us that we may have already forgotten it happened or that we were there. By asking us look at what we have misplaced or abandoned he brings us face to face with the present as it becomes history.' -Stephen Daiter Gallery

'This should give you the idea that when you go somewhere else, you bring who you are, and what you've become, with you, and you misinterpret things. It's that disjuncture of being a foreigner. I wanted to get that, to reinforce that disjunction between what something means, what something looks like and what something might be.' John Gossage

Dedicated to high speed territories. A group of Italian and foreign photographers spend three years scouring the areas that are taking space along the new high speed and high capacity railway line. Their aim is to capture the extent of change at the moment of transformation, just when the visual perception of the landscape seems suspended between signs of fragility and continuity.


John Gossage,13 ways to miss a train

John Gossage,13 ways to miss a train

John Gossage,13 ways to miss a train

John Gossage,13 ways to miss a train

John Gossage,13 ways to miss a train

John Gossage,13 ways to miss a train

John Gossage,13 ways to miss a train

John Gossage,13 ways to miss a train

John Gossage,13 ways to miss a train

John Gossage,13 ways to miss a train

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