ANITA CRUZ-EBERHARD: FROM THE SERIES CONES
scopio aboveground: city
Photography is the ideal medium to communicate the details of daily public spaces and to archive everyday objects. “The archive as art” has a long history in photography and has inspired and captivated many, including myself, to catalog the world in an objective way.
This project is an aesthetic arrangement of a banal, everyday object, the traffic cone.
I’m exploring how the camera can frame, and thus order within the given space, reality to evoke comparison on a formal level, with an aesthetic dimension.
Ideally, the images are arranged in a gird, which helps direct, immediate comparison among the motifs. It serves to invite the viewer to compare the forms and designs of the cones as well as formal aspects of the spaces.
The cones are photographed as found; none is touched, moved or relocated.
This series is an ongoing project, continuing worldwide, since traffic cones are used universally.
This project is an aesthetic arrangement of a banal, everyday object, the traffic cone, as found in constructed urban, public spaces.
Year: 2005 - ongoing
Material: C-41, archival inkjet print
Size: 10 x 10 in. and 13 x 13 in. (ca. 25.5 x 25.5 cm and 33 x 33 cm)