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  • Wade Guyton, The Devil’s Hole, 1999, two C-prints mounted on wood, each 29 5⁄8 × 19 1⁄2 × 11 1⁄4".

    Wade Guyton, The Devil’s Hole, 1999, two C-prints mounted on wood, each 29 5⁄8 × 19 1⁄2 × 11 1⁄4".

    Wade Guyton

    Museum Ludwig

    THE DEVIL’S HOLE is a view into the abyss. The diptych’s two panels depict reddish light transforming layers of rock into the twists and folds of a bodily orifice, before vanishing in the dark of fathomless depths. It is an empty center, a mysterious receptacle for our projections. The hole, a water-filled cave in Tennessee, is not just an attraction for tourists and scientists. It evokes images of a mythical underworld and triggers thoughts of psychoanalysis and Plato. It conjures the expansionist bravado of Land art and suggests an anal variation

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