Still Water

Still Water (The River Thames, for Example) Roni Horn (American, born 1955) 1999. 15 offset lithographs, each 30 1/2 x 41 1/2" (77.5 x 105.4 cm). Acquired through the generosity of Kathy and Richard S. Fuld, Jr. © 2012 Roni Horn.
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MoMA | The Collection | Roni Horn. Still Water (The River Thames, for Example). 1999

MoMA | The Collection | Roni Horn. Still Water (The River Thames, for Example). 1999

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Water is lubricant to other places. It dilutes gravity when you're in it. It reduces friction when you're around it. Almost any form of water—rivers, lakes, oceans, even sinks—will do.

Water is lubricant to other places. It dilutes gravity when you're in it. It reduces friction when you're around it. Almost any form of water—rivers, lakes, oceans, even sinks—will do.

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My gaze alights on the water, on this spot on the river, here where the water is turning around, where the currents turn the water in tightening circles. I can't turn away.

My gaze alights on the water, on this spot on the river, here where the water is turning around, where the currents turn the water in tightening circles. I can't turn away.

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Black water is opaque water, toxic or not. Black water is always violent. Even when slow moving, black water dominates, bewitches, subdues.

Black water is opaque water, toxic or not. Black water is always violent. Even when slow moving, black water dominates, bewitches, subdues.

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I want to turn invisible with them. I want to turn with them, invisible and keep turning.

I want to turn invisible with them. I want to turn with them, invisible and keep turning.

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No water is separate from any other water. In the River Thames, in an arctic iceberg, in your drinking glass, in that drop of rain, on that frosty window pane, in your eyes and in every other microcosmic part of you, and me, all waters converge.

No water is separate from any other water. In the River Thames, in an arctic iceberg, in your drinking glass, in that drop of rain, on that frosty window pane, in your eyes and in every other microcosmic part of you, and me, all waters converge.

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Water is lubricant to other places. It catalyzes memory and aspiration. This water exists in monolithic, indivisible continuity with all other waters.

Water is lubricant to other places. It catalyzes memory and aspiration. This water exists in monolithic, indivisible continuity with all other waters.

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From a series of photographs of the river Thames by photographer Roni Horn (Still Water,

Black water is alluring because it is disturbing and irreconcilable. Black water is violent because it is alluring and because it is water.

Black water is alluring because it is disturbing and irreconcilable. Black water is violent because it is alluring and because it is water.

My mind roams freely, breezily near it. My thoughts take me backward and forward. Time has no direction near water.

My mind roams freely, breezily near it. My thoughts take me backward and forward. Time has no direction near water.

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