The phrase “I miss Sol LeWitt” is written on the signs and put up in that part of the desert in New Mexico, where the world’s first nuclear test took place. The test, called the Trinity, is the only one that was made before the Americans dropped the first 2 atomic bombs in Japan in August 1945. New Mexico is also the desert where many Land Art artists romp through the ages, and several of the largest and most prestigious projects located in the countryside, geographically and geologically closely related to Soccao.
The melancholy testimony may in some ways be read as a desperate Hommage to LeWitt, which addresses his ab- sence as a person and presence as an idea. But also more generally as an Hommage to the art as an idea and a tool to reflect on the world. Spectators will hopefully have a new “experience of experience” by Sol LeWitt himself points out in his third sentence in “Notes on conceptual art.”
Recorded Soccao, New Mexico 2009
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