Michael Ashkin – There will be two of you
'There will be two of you' reorganises and adds to the original 133 panoramic images of the New Jersey Meadowlands commissioned by Okwui Enwezor for Documenta 11 in 2002. The black and white photographs were installed at Documenta as a wall grid, but are here restored to the sequence in which they were taken during a year of meandering walks. The Meadowlands have long been at the core of Ashkin’s visual imagination. In the accompanying text, “There will be two of you,” an enigmatic incident at the landscape’s symbolic center promises a redemptive allegory it cannot deliver.