Monday, January 22, 2018
British Journal of Photography on the color of the the in-between in Alexander Mourant’s Aomori.
“In Aomori my interest was drawn, with an almost overpowering urge, towards the colour blue,” he explains. Prior to his trip, Mourant immersed himself in the writings of Gaston Bachelard, Rebecca Solnit and philosopher Martin Heidegger, as well as the prolific Japanese author Haruki Murakami, “whose storylines fed perfectly into my own work.” He mentions John Gossage, Hokusai and Lothar Baumgarten as artistic influences, but says that his major inspiration was “the great Yves Klein”, and in particular his studies in blue.
As Heidegger puts it, “Clarity sheltered in the dark is blueness.” "Language in the Poem", On the Way to Language, p. 165.
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