“The Destroyed Room” by Jeff Wall, 1978

Ruptures

On death, longing and little glimpses of more

I once thought myself into a state that verged on existential crisis. I was at art school (predictably), comparing the work of Lucio Fontana to the photography of Jeff Wall. I wanted to know whether it was possible, while observing a piece of art, to catch a glimpse of the real, the Other.

“A Sudden Gust of Wind” by Jeff Wall, 1993
“Concetto Spaziale — Attesa” by Lucio Fontana, 1964–5

Therapist, and co-creator of Betwixt, the interactive novel that helps you make sense of yourself (www.betwixt.life). Author of “The Mind Monster Solution”.