I think the definition between a 'space' and a 'place' is one that is not always well-defined, but I wanted to question their meaning (not necessarily provide an answer). Michel de Certeau, in his bible The Practice of Everyday Life, expresses places as "fragmentary and inward-turning histories, pasts that others are not allowed to read, accumulated times that can be unfolded but like stories held in reserve, remaining in an enigmatic state, symbolizations encysted in the pain or pleasure of the body." Now what the hell does that mean. I think what I took from it is the idea of a place separate from the space it takes up; where a space is worldly and physical and
a place = space + association/meaning
This image fragments the space (namely, a crummy basement) and reassembles them into an imaginary place in which the visual aspects originally associated with the space now are removed from that reality and transferred to the idea of the place. Right?
Check out a weirder version on my newhive page.
Don't go away! Stay tuned for more – I like this project.