CV116 - David K. Ross, Children of Kaos — Jeanne Randolph
CV116 - David K. Ross, Children of Kaos — Jeanne Randolph
CV116 - David K. Ross, Children of Kaos — Jeanne Randolph

CV116 - David K. Ross, Children of Kaos — Jeanne Randolph

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Ciel variable 116 - Paysages Miroirs (Hiver 2021) 
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David K. Ross, Children of Kaos
Sometimes a Name Is Just a Name | Parfois, un nom n’est qu’un nom

By Jeanne Randolph

Regroupant des images que David K. Ross a captées sur de chantiers de construction Assembling images that David K. Ross captured in abandoned construction sites, the series Children of Kaos provokes a sense somewhere between incongruity and confusion. To find meaning in them, Jeanne Randolph made a bold move. Her essay is composed of a long dialogue between two unidentified characters in which she addresses, based on the psyche and mythology, issues of appropriation and diversion, of consumption and seduction. The presence of Greek divinities in Ross’s titles encourages us to reflect on how sites of Antiquity and today are both different and similar. “Interplay of title and image is astonishing,” she notes. “Does a very shabby tableau sustain the enchantment of an ostentatiously tragic myth?” Later, she writes, “The Kaos photographs are available for the psyche’s free association, and to generate interpretations as you wish – with intellect or not, with values, with emotion, with aesthetic pleasure ... and, if you wish, with paranoia.”

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Language: French and English
Version numérique : PDF, 6.7 Mb

Bibliographical Reference

Jeanne Randolph, « David K. Ross, Children of Kaos - Sometimes a Name Is Just a Name », Ciel variable, no 116, Montréal, 2021, p. 30-41.

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