"Johann Wolfgang von Goethe spent a great deal of time worrying about stones. Not least, he was troubled by a giant 700-tonne granite rock that lay near the otherwise flat land near Berlin. What on earth was this alien to the region’s geology doing there? Goethe’s realisation that the strange mineral object must have been displaced by glaciers helped instigate the theory of ice ages and deep time. Stone provokes us to recalibrate our concept of the past and our place in the world. Rock is radical." Continue reading by clicking the grey bar underneath the image.
We remind artists, researchers, cultural writers and curators interested in slower and longer-term view of art, exhibitions, and their institutions (as well as rocks of course!) that the call for the Banff thematic residency programme "Geologic Time" (September 11–October 6, 2017) led by Latitudes and artists Sean Lynch as Guest Faculty, is open until May 24 (11:59pm MST).
Cover Stories' are published on a monthly basis on Latitudes' homepage and feature past, present or forthcoming projects, research, writing, artworks, exhibitions, films, objects or field trips related to our curatorial activities, and are archived here.
- Archive of Cover Stories since March 2015
- Cover Story – March 2017: Time travel with Jordan Wolfson 1 March 2017
- Cover Story – February 2017: The Dutch Assembly, five years on 1 February 2017
- Cover Story – January 2017: How open are open calls? 4 January 2017
- Cover Story – December 2016: Ten years ago – Land, Art: A Cultural Ecology Handbook 5 December 2016
- Cover Story – November 2016: Plucking Gilda, synesthetic Toni and dazzling Víctor 2 November 2016
- Cover Story – October 2016: "A Funny thing Happened on the Way to the Gallery, 13 October 2016
- Cover Story – September 2016: "El misterio de Caviria" by Antoni Hervàs 1 Septiembre 2016
- Last chance to read the August 2016 Monthly Cover Story "Fermínlandia" 31 August 2016