The Plantation Journal 2 

Sculptural Body 

 

Published by: The Plantation, London
Publication date: July 2014
Editors: Trine Stephensen and Elevine Berge
Design: Rene Josdal
Text: Sara R. Yazdani
Artists: Isabelle Wenzel, Tom Lovelace, Noel Loozen, Eva Stenram, Ren Hang, Ute Klein, and Maia Flore.
Print: Balto Print
Pages: 32
Pictures: 21
Format: Softcover
Size: 16,5 x 23cm
Printing: Text block colour 4+4 on Munken Lynx 120gsm with Linen cover.
Saddle stitched stapled. Hand numbered. 
Edition: 200

Description: This second issue of The Plantation Journal showcases a selection of artists' practices that explore variations in the approach of creating a sculptural body for the purpose of the image itself. These sculptural bodies, like the sculptural elements in Journal 1, whether physically or digitally manipulated, do not exist before or after the image was taken. The Plantation Journal 2 is continuing its conversation from the previous issue in which the constructed objects where the topic of discussion. The issue includes an essay on the topic following a carefully curated selection of photographic work.

- The relation between the gaze and what one wishes to see involves a lure. The subject is presented as other than he is, and what one shows him is not what one wants to see. It is in this way that the eye may function as an object a, that is to say, at the level of the lack. Jacques Lacan (1978) Four fundamental concepts of psycho-analysis.