Discovering and photographing the unknown beauty of Europe
Ben Cain is an English artist, who lives and works in England and Croatia. His Work in the dark consists of hand-painted plywood beams, an electricity – operated machine with a leather belt and a set of posters. According to the guidebook,
Cain’s installation transforms the former workspace of the Waterschei mine into a theater of encounters between objects, machines, posters inspired by the calligraphy of early modernity, and motifs borrowed from the mine itself.
This was not my favorite work of art at Manifesta 9. I thought that Cain’s philosophy was a bit too far – fetched and too abstract. And I simply didn’t like the work itself, maybe because it lacked vibrant colors.
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