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Stephen Gill – Archaeology in Reverse

August 5, 2010

I came across this collection of photographs by Stephen Gill. Called Archaeology in Reverse they document the Olympic site at the time that it was being measured up for its refit. Some of them reminded me of those pictures of farm animals that outline the cuts the butcher makes. Like alot of artistic responses to the Olympic Site they force you to think about what waste is and how we come to decide that something is waste. Is wasteland land we don’t use, or land we just don’t appreciate? Who gets to decide what is a waste? When does waste become an artefact – something that is a part of our culture?

There is an interview with him here.

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