October 25, 2013
From the Open Space Archives: Unicorns
From the Open Space Archives is a thematic digest of content culled from the last five years of posts on Open Space.
Are unicorns real? Truth lies somewhere in between words and images. These posts explore the space between meaning and representation, fiction and reality.
- That is because the images project onto imaginative space, and the light that shines behind them is the infinitude of language. Anne Lesley Selcer’s “Language to Be Loved At” –> http://blog.sfmoma.org/2013/05/language-to-be-loved-at/
- To see the unseeable is glorious and awe-inspiring, it’s disquieting and misleading, it makes us question our ability to understand the world and allows us to marvel at our ability to learn so much despite our limitations. Renny Pritikin on researching the invisible –> http://blog.sfmoma.org/2010/04/more-on-researching-the-invisible/
- Floating between reality and fiction, they explored universal concepts such as innocence, courage, desire, belief. Taraneh Hemami on Iranian film –> http://blog.sfmoma.org/2011/05/a-tribute/
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Does anyone remember the series of Unicorn Tapestry graffiti that appeared in the New York City subways in the mid 60s. There were many, but the only one I remember is: The Unicorn Tapestry is a horse of a different color.