Editorial for Odiseo Magazine

The big fight between the power of the will and the necessity of nature came to a real conclusion only in a single one of the fine arts: architecture. – Georg Simmel

Can one be drawn to an object as one is drawn to a human body? For Eija-Riitta Eklöf-Berliner-Mauer the answer must have been obvious – (yes, of course!) – as she famously claimed to have been wedded to the Berlin Wall. Looking at these photographs, taken by Johann Clausen on different well-known sites in Lebanon, you could find yourself thinking about objectum-sexuality, a term which, by the way, the lady in love with the wall invented herself, and wonder if you could actually fall in love with, say, a grotto, or a temple, feel so much love that you actually would want to make love to and be married to it. Seeing the images combined with photographs of Alexander Graeser, the similarity between body and architecture seem clear for a minute, there to grasp. But things like that always escape you. 

(The works are part of a commission by Odiseo.)

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