A task of nothingness presents as the realization of something. Various impromptu drawings and rubbings on pages marked with the printed header, 'Wallace Stevens’, Description without Place' suggest themselves as part of an extended project of reconceptualization.
Wallace Stevens points to the unseen condition for seeing. The poem shows itself by creating, as the background of the phenomenon that it describes, a space of its own in a world in which seeming and being coincide.
It is possible that to seem — it is to be, / As the sun is something seeming and it is.
// The sun is an example. What it seems / It is and in such seeming all things are.
Wallace Stevens, “Description Without Place,” in The Collected Poems of Wallace Stevens (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1955) 339.
Wallace Stevens' ‘Description Without Place’, 2018. Perspex vitrine, paper, graphite, colour pencil, ink, tape, post it note, correction fluid, paint 10 pages, 84 x 65 x 8cm vitrine. Photograph Christian Capurro. [The movement of the aside ARTSPACE, Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourn.e 2018]