Friday, March 19, 2010


In "Les Souvenirs Sont Cors de Chasse" Jocko Weyland will exhibit
photographs of empty skateboard ramps and pools, skateboarders on board and
not, mannequins of 17th and 18th Century soldiers, details of 1980s-era
hardcore and punk record covers, and one picture of a lone female pedestrian
in Beijing. Comprised of color and black and white images taken over a
fifteen-year span, a loosely knit motif of explicit and fabricated
portraiture depicting both objects and people emerges through the "hunting
horns" of memory in the shows title, which comes by way of Apollinaire¹s
poignant evocation of the ephemeral nature of remembrance.Hunting Horns

Our story is noble and tragic
As the mask of a tyrant
No perilous magic drama
Not a single indifferent detail
Renders our love pathetic

And Thomas de Quincey drinking
Opium sweet chaste poison
To his poor Anne went dreaming
Let¹s pass on pass on since it all passes on
I will turn back often

Memories are hunting horns
Whose sound dies out along the wind

Guillaume Apollinaire, 1913

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