Type c photograph

50 x 38 cm 

ED 3 + 1 AP 

The title of this hand printed photograph suggests a mingling of hard permanence and soft ephemerality. The marks on the surface of its material subject evoke an enigmatic language. A language of hard labour, a repetitive fluid physical action, acted and re-enacted in quick succession. This image is a detail of a wall in a human-made cave of uncertain dating, which through time has served various purposes for those living and those dead. Part of the problem associated with dating a site like this is that it appears to have been in a state of continuous becoming since it’s becoming began, around 2500 BCE. The physical energies embodied in this small section of wall resonate with a sense of urgency, the urgent need for shelter.