Quotes: Richard Wentworth – Leaning

In an interview with John Reardon Richard Wentworth is talking about some stacks of tiles he saw leaning against poles when driving in France. “The mutual leaning had a wonderful sense of intention, a wonderful repetition.” When he returned to photograph these stacks he was disappointed and frustrated that tiles had fallen over. They weren’t the same “…they had lost that decisiveness.” “They’d lost their visual weight, which was partially the power of the leaning, with the pole coming out of the top. I love leaning, a sort of purposeful repose.”

(Richard Wentworth in Mollin, David & Reardon, John ed. (2009) ‘Ch-ch-ch-changes: artists talk about teaching.’ Ridinghouse (p361)

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