Object Int’l —

A rock is a perfect metaphor, an allegory in volume. When placed its sculptural limits beget a kind of artistic proposition — and when considered with reduced anthropomorphism and ungeologically — produce a ready-made analog to the causation and bounds of our attempts at the understanding of all things.

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The scaffold is a pause, an inflection of passage.
Scaffolding is analogy. It explains what a wall is without being a wall.
Scaffolding is a substitute for a site.
In darkness the scaffolding is foliage.
It is a temporary lacework, ceremonial furnishing that supports desires of our bodies.
Scaffolding is a falsework, both stable and “almost a catastrophe”.

From “Occasional Work and Seven Walks from the Office for Soft Architecture” by Lisa Robertson