17 April 2009

A lesson in looking

This is a bit late ... it should have been posted three days ago. It's also unusual for me to post a set of images in here, but...

On Tuesday I visited the Crimes of Passion show again; this time with Dan, age 9. As I said once before, also in connection with Dan, experiencing something with a child is a good way to learn new ways of seeing it – and this was no exception. I learnt from him new ways to see the exhibition itself and, even more impotant, saw him in a new way.

For three and a half hours, interrupted only to consult the catalogue, make comments or point out and explain things to me, he looked. It was an education; few students have that intensity of attention.