The Moiré Effect
Book Horse/Cabinet Books
$12.00 CDN $12.00
Pbk, 4.5 x 7.25 in., 128 pgs, 10 b&w.
FALL 2012 p. 64
""In April of 2010… a mysterious package, lacking return address, arrived at the door of a cabin I had recently completed in a remote portion of New Hampshire. Mysterious in part because only three or four of my closest friends had the address—and I was only staying at the cabin for a week. But more mysterious in its contents: a series of halftone page mockups that immediately sent a shiver up my spine. For they included photographs that appeared to be Moiré’s. I had known about them from other materials in the archive, but had assumed these photos lost. The pages were arranged in Moiré’s characteristic grid, like specimen typologies, and focused particularly on Swiss farmhouses built of masonry corners, vertical timber infills and slate tile roofs. In between and around the margins were brief commentaries in a sans-serif font. The typologies also included bridges, electricity towers, and mountain drainage devices. Such images, in themselves, might not have been enough to convince me that the work was Moiré’s, but the pages also contained fair copy corrections in what I recognized as Moiré’s hand: “a condensation of native Alpine materials, sorted to maximum strength,” he had added next to one farmhouse. On another he wrote, enigmatically, “When gravity wins, no one hears.” What was this? What would it mean for gravity to “win”? Had Moiré spent too long in the Alpine sun on his fieldtrips? In any case, nothing prepared me for the final three images: the same farmhouses, but now moiréd." - Excerpt is from The Moiré Effect.
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