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Traces / Oblivion

Every work of art is the trace of an action, a record of the maker’s hand. For some artist, performing that action is as much a part of the art work as the finished object. But traces suggest absence, for they point to something that has once been – an action of a body – but is no longer present. We can find ourselves asking, ‘Where is the art work? Where is the artist?’

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