VIDEO: A re-imagining of Spring's world-view.

 

SPRING'S FORT BRAGG

How does one know a place? Or express a place?  Or get beneath the surface of what's abstracted from everyday life? 

What follows is a brief glimpse into Larry Spring's Fort Bragg world. Here the influence of 'place' and how it may have informed Spring's thinking and cultural output can be imagined. Spring's experience of place was lived through both abstract spaces — Northern California as a source of esoteric energies — and material ones — the land, the town, the industry, and his building.  

While the role and significance of rural Northern California’s peculiarities is unquestionably essential to understanding Larry Spring, it would be easy to overstate its importance. In relation to Spring’s personal biography and cultural production, however, the logic of time, place and changing social processes should not be overlooked.

 

GALLERY:A selection of photographs that provides a brief historical timeline of Fort Bragg

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