Location of A Circle - Sol LeWitt

Lewitt, Sol, “The Location of a Circle”, in Ann Demeester, Will Holder, Dieter Roelstraete (eds.), F.R. David: “The Stuff & Nonsense” Issue, de Appel arts centre, Amsterdam, 2007, pp. 45-7

To unravel the planar knot of the diagram in language can be agonising – we can refer to Sol LeWitt’s The Location of A Circle from 1974. Cut loose from the illustration, it becomes an obfuscating horde of points played out amongst their relationship to other points in a narrative that positions them in a buzzing field of nested associations. In isolation this reads as a hermeneutic translation rather than a model for a heuristic process. LeWitt challenges the relationship between an idea as diagram and the art it produces.

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