Arts The Art of Burial
posted by May 17 at 14:12 PMon
Back in the middle of last year, the dub genius Burial had this haunting image on his Myspace music account.
Two or so months ago, I came across this image while looking through an art magazine:
James Casebere is the photographer. He lives in Manhattan. A mountain bike hangs upside down from the ceiling of his studio. On his studio’s tables stand miniature models of the halls and cells he uses to produce photographs of spaces that are not for humans but the spirits of dead humans.
Two weeks ago, I sent an email to Burial, who lives in South London, and asked for his position on the American photographer. Last week, I received this response:
yeah i love james casebere!.. i dont know much about art but i loved his images the moment my dad showed me them when i was younger. it is my dream to one day have a real james casebere photo on my wall! ive got a book of his that i look at and i make a lot of my music with those pictures next to me. i get pulled into those solitary empty spaces and i dream of the kind of emptiness that he has in his photos. in my dreams my music would be echoing through those rooms. i wonder who he is?.. im reluctant to find out any real information about people who r important to me.
Not I. I want to know everything about Burial. I want to know that in the dreams he has at night (moon shining in the window of his room) his music echoes through Casebere’s empty spaces.