M/BBV 2004 Based on Mayakovsky's Poem "Brooklyn Bridge 1925" by Alastair Noble
Central Library, 2nd floor Balcony Cases
Photographs and metal sculptures transform poetic texts bridging language, light and image.
My artistic practice is a response to architecture and the natural environment, and reflects on particular sites in the context of poetry and literature. The writings of Mallarmé, Marinetti, Mayakovsky, Wittgenstein and Poe have been the genesis of numerous works in the past. Currently, the language games invented by Argentinean writer Jorge Luis Borges, evident in his short narratives “The Library of Babel” and the “On the Exactitude of Science,” have been the stimulus for my recent works.
Alastair Noble is an environmental/installation artist and printmaker from the United Kingdom and has lived and worked in New York City for over 30 years. Noble has exhibited extensively nationally and internationally has had shows in Peru, Chile, Bulgaria and the UK. Additionally, he writes on sculpture and architecture for international sculpture magazines and journals, and has taught and lectured at numerous colleges, universities and public institutions on his work.
This Mayakovsky project is made possible through the courtesy of Central Booking, Brooklyn, NY and Yulia Tikhonova at Brooklyn House of Kulture.