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COMMONSENSUAL: THE WORKS OF RUT BLEES LUXEMBURG
Rut Blees Luxemburg

Black Dog Publishing, 2009
Hardcover
208 pages
150 colour & b+w illustrations
ISBN: 9781906155575

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Rut Blees Luxemburg's photographic work explores the public spaces of cities, where the ambitions and unexpected sensual elaborations of the 'modern project' are revealed. In so doing she brings to light the overlooked, the dismissed and the unforeseen and creates uncanny and vertiginous compositions whose constituent parts suggest different ways of experiencing our shared common spaces.

This publication is the most authoritative survey of the photographer's work to date. Drawing on such influences as Giambattista Vico's notion of Sensus Communis (or collective sense), Luxemburg's projects include A Modern Project (used on the CD cover for The Streets' Original Pirate Material) and the opera Liebeslied/My Suicides, based on the photographic series Liebeslied, as well as To Delphi, Faust 2, pied-à-terre lumiëre, Phantom, ffolly, and

Piccadilly's Peccadilloes.

 

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