Paradox of the ruin
Dillon, B. (2014) RUINS. London: Whitechapel Gallery, MIT Press. p.11- Ruins embody a set of temporal and historical paradoxes. The ruins’ decay is a concrete reminder of the passage of time… At the same time, the ruin casts us forward in time; it predicts a future in which our present will slump into similar disrepair of fall victim to some unforeseeable calamity.
7 aspects of the sublime:
Darkness- Which constrains the sense of sight
Obscurity- which confuses judgment
Privation- since pain is more powerful than pleasure
Vastness- which is beyond comprehension
Magnificence- in the face of which we are in awe
GAMMA- by Factory Fifteen
Environmental Problem (Nuclear, radiation)
Political issues (displacement of people)
Meaning of ruins
A reminder of the universal reality of collapse and rot
Warning from the past about the destiny of our own
Ruin as a central idea
Black desert online- Valencia City, underwater abandoned ruins..