"NO ...." is the theme on this 1st of July, monthly theme day for City Daily Photo bloggers.
What if the ultimate response to the theme was NO PHOTO? Blogspot won't let me upload mine. But I have the perfect response to that: conceptual art. It is here, in this perfect vacuum, that the artist reveals the ultimate NO. Denied his work, the artist is denied any existence at all and so takes us with him in the downward spiral of void that leads to the perfect no : non existence. By letting us experience denial, emptiness and absence, he connects us with our ultimate fear, that of disappearing ourselves from the face of the Earth...
The art critics among you are welcome to expand on the subject of this mind-bogging (mind blogging?) experience. Others, when you've finished laughing, come back later for a new post - with photo.
En ce 1er juillet, le thème du mois pour les bloggeurs du réseau City Daily Photo est "NO ..." (ou "pas de ..."). Et si la réponse ultime à ce thème était "pas de photo" ? C'est ce qui m'arrive avec blogger qui refuse de faire monter la photo prévue. Mais j'ai la parade : l'art conceptuel. Car c'est ici, dans la sublime vacuité du vide, que l'artiste révèle l'aboutissement parfait du NON. Non existence, non être au monde : Par ce vide, cette absence criante, l'artiste dépossédé de son oeuvre nous donne à voir la négation de son être même et fait ainsi écho à l'angoisse universelle de l'être humain, celle de sa propre disparition...
J'invite les critiques d'art que vous êtes tous à enrichir cette analyse d'une rare profondeur.
Et quand vous aurez fini de rire, revenez plus tard pour un nouveau billet - avec photo !
172 cities are currently participating in this theme day (in alphabetical order):
172 villes participent à cette journée à thème (par ordre alphabétique) :
- American Fork (UT), USA by Annie- Anderson (SC), USA by Lessie- Ararat, Australia by freefalling- Arradon, France by Alice- Ashton under Lyne, UK by Pennine- Aspen (CO), USA by IamMBB- Athens, Greece by Debbie- Auckland, New Zealand by Lachezar- Austin (TX), USA by LB- Avignon, France by Nathalie- Bandung, Indonesia by Harry Makertia- Barrow-in-Furness, UK by Enitharmon- Barton (VT), USA by Andree- Belgrade, Serbia by Bibi- Bellefonte (PA), USA by Barb-n-PA- Bicheno, Australia by Greg- Birmingham (AL), USA by VJ- Bogor, Indonesia by Gagah- Boston (MA), USA by Cluelessinboston- Brantford (ON), Canada by Nancy- Brighton, UK by Harvey- Brookville (OH), USA by Abraham- Bucaramanga, Colombia by Fernando- Bucharest, Romania by Malpraxis- Budapest, Hungary by agrajag- Budapest, Hungary by Zannnie and Zsolt- Canterbury, UK by Rose- Cavite, Philippines by Steven Que- Chandler (AZ), USA by Melindaduff- Château-Gontier, France by Laurent- Cheltenham, UK by Marley- Chennai, India by Shantaram- Chennai, India by Ram N- Chesapeake (VA), USA by ptowngirl- Christchurch, New Zealand by Michelle- Cincinnati, USA by Erik Laursen- Cleveland (OH), USA by iBlowfish- Coral Gables (FL), USA by Jnstropic- Corsicana (TX), USA by Lake Lady- Delta (CO), USA by Bill- Duluth (MN), USA by Sun Dog Press- Durban, South Africa by CrazyCow- East Gwillimbury, Canada by Your EG Tour Guide- Edinburgh, UK by Dido- Folkestone, UK by Piskie- Forks (WA), USA by Corinne- Fort Lauderdale (FL), USA by Gigi- Gaia, Portugal by m+p- Geneva (IL), USA by Kelly- Grenoble, France by Bleeding Orange- Gun Barrel City (TX), USA by Lake Lady- Hampton (VA), USA by ptowngirl- Haninge, Sweden by Steffe- Hanoi, Vietnam by Jérôme- Helsinki, Finland by Kaa- Hobart, Australia by Greg- Hyde, UK by Gerald- Jackson (MS), USA by Halcyon- Jefferson City (MO), USA by Chinamom2005- Jerusalem, Israel by Esther- Katonah (NY), USA by Inkster1- Knoxville (TN), USA by Knoxville Girl- Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia by Edwin- Kyoto, Japan by Tadamine- Lakewood (OH), USA by mouse- Larchmont (NY), USA by Marie-Noyale- Las Vegas (NV), USA by Mo- Lisbon, Portugal by Maria João- London, UK by Mo- London, UK by Ham- Lynchburg (VA), USA by Timothy- Mainz, Germany by JB- Melbourne, Australia by John- Menton, France by Jilly- Mexico City, Mexico by Carraol- Mexico City, Mexico by Poly- Minneapolis (MN), USA by Mitch- Minneapolis (MN), USA by Greg- Misawa, Japan by misawa mama- Monroe (GA), USA by Tanya- Monrovia (CA), USA by Keith- Monte Carlo, Monaco by Jilly- Monterrey, Mexico by rafa- Mumbai, India by MumbaiiteAnu- Munich, Germany by Troy- Nashville (TN), USA by Chris- Nelson, New Zealand by Meg and Ben- New Delhi, India by Delhi Photo Diary- New Orleans (LA), USA by steve buser- New York City (NY), USA by • Eliane •- Newcastle, Australia by Julia- Newport News (VA), USA by ptowngirl- Norfolk (VA), USA by ptowngirl- Norwich, UK by Goddess888- Ocean Township (NJ), USA by Josy- Oklahoma City (OK), USA by ananda.tashie- Orlando (FL), USA by OrlFla- Palos Verdes (CA), USA by tash- Paris, France by Eric- Pasadena (CA), USA by Petrea- Pasadena (CA), USA by Can8ianben- Petaling Jaya, Malaysia by Murphy_jay- Petoskey (MI), USA by Christie- Phoenix (AZ), USA by Cheryl- Poplar Bluff (MO), USA by Tricia- Port Angeles (WA), USA by Jelvistar- Portland (ME), USA by Corey- Portsmouth (VA), USA by ptowngirl- Posadas, Argentina by Lega- Pretoria, South Africa by Sam Ruth- Quincy (MA), USA by Cluelessinboston- Ramsey, Isle of Man by babooshka- Reykjavik, Iceland by Vírgíll- Riga, Latvia by Riga Photos- Rotterdam, Netherlands by Ineke- Rouen, France by Bbsato- Saarbrücken, Germany by LadyDemeter- Saigon, Vietnam by Simon- Saint Louis (MO), USA by Strangetastes- Salem (OR), USA by jill- Salt Lake City (UT), USA by atc- Salt Lake City (UT), USA by Eric- San Antonio (TX), USA by Kramer- San Diego (CA), USA by Felicia- San Francisco (CA), USA by PFranson- Santa Fe (NM), USA by Randem- Seattle (WA), USA by Kim- Seattle (WA), USA by Chuck- Selma (AL), USA by RamblingRound- Sequim (WA), USA by Norma- Sesimbra, Portugal by Aldeia- Setúbal, Portugal by Maria Elisa- Sharon (CT), USA by Jenny- Silver Spring (MD), USA by John- Singapore, Singapore by Keropok- Sofia, Bulgaria by Antonia- Springfield (IL), USA by Aubrey- Stanwood (WA), USA by MaryBeth- Stavanger, Norway by Tanty- Stayton (OR), USA by Celine- Stockholm, Sweden by Stromsjo- Stouffville, Canada by Ken- Stratford, Canada by Barb- Subang Jaya, Malaysia by JC- Suffolk (VA), USA by ptowngirl- Sunshine Coast, Australia by bitingmidge- Sydney, Australia by Ann- Sydney, Australia by Julie- Székesfehérvár, Hungary by Teomo- Tamarindo, Costa Rica by David- Tel-Aviv, Israel by Olga- Tempe (AZ), USA by angie- Terrell (TX), USA by Bstexas- Terrell (TX), USA by Jim K- The Hague, Netherlands by Lezard- Tokyo, Japan by Tadamine- Torun, Poland by Glenn- Toulouse, France by Julia- Trujillo, Peru by Giulianna- Turin, Italy by Livio- Twin Cities (MN), USA by Slinger- Victoria, Canada by Benjamin Madison- Vienna, Austria by G_mirage2- Virginia Beach (VA), USA by ptowngirl- Wailea (HI), USA by Kuanyin- Washington (DC), USA by D.C. Confidential- Wellington, New Zealand by Jeremyb- West Paris (ME), USA by crittoria- West Sacramento (CA), USA by Barbara- Weston (FL), USA by WestonDailyPhoto- Williamsburg (VA), USA by ptowngirl- Willits (CA), USA by Elaine