Monday, May 19, 2008
Limits: Setting and Exploding
As I develop my theme on representations of power in Rome, I realize that I will have to be open minded to sites where the expression of power happens. So far, I want to explore two major places: first, the ancient expressions of state power that are made up largely of the famous monuments that populate Rome's landscape, and second, the graffiti that marks almost every public wall in Rome. I hope that I will find other sources of inspiration like advertising, protests, and contemporary statements of power made by the state. Of course, any set of sites will limit my vision of the expression of power in Rome, but I think that I can still add more breath without sacrificing any significant depth.