CLUBS FOR AMERICA AND WIND FROM THE EAST
16 April – 21 May 2005
John Miller presents two photo series: “Clubs for America” and “Wind from the East”. The first one documents the sites of sex clubs in New York City that closed or were closed after the onset of the AIDS epidemic. Since there was no longer any trace of the clubs after he shot the photos.
“Wind from the East” explores historically significant places that bear no visual evidence of their significance. Inspired by Smithson, he called them “ideological nonsites”. Many of the images are from Berlin, where the Kohl administration sought to quickly eradicate visual traces of the East’s communist past. But there are also images from Paris and New York, including Jim Morrison’s and Jackson Pollock’s graves.