Joseph Magliaro

Mirror Displacements





Bahía Soliman

Tulum in the Mexican state of Quintana Roo

Pre-Columbian Mayan Land

A one-hour workshop/discussion drawing on Robert Smithson’s notion of the “non-site” and the concept of employing “dedifferentiated” attention—a merging of figure and ground, individual and landscape—to achieve a heightened experience of a space/site. We discuss Smithson’s project Incidents of Mirror-Travel in Yucatan as a “reflection” on the site, and enact our own drawing displacement as a group in relation to a mirror installed on site.  Participants are asked to consider this atopia or non-place of reflection through a drawing session that will explore shodo-influenced drawing methods to promote a “dedifferentiated” experience. 

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