Aqueduct Golf

The New Antiquity

"You are standing in a field in Italy, looking at a pile of rocks. You've seen rocks and these are rocks. But someone else - a friend, a guidebook, a scholar-sees a temple..." Fascinated with the degree of meaning making that we bring to bear upon such minimal visual cues, Davis tested this perceptual shift on suburban ruins - what he calls "a soon-to-be ancient past" - and found that it was possible to make pictures that "look like archaeology, but might just be the side of the road."