Information Infrastructure VII (ed. of 6)


For making this woodcut, Hobbs’ fascination with grids and scaffolding extended to documenting empty billboards awaiting advertising banners along Johannesburg’s highway system.

The woodblock process effectively flattens the positive and negative spaces observed from billboard architecture, prompting the viewer to find new spatial configurations created by the intensive overlaying of the structures. The title is a comment on this structure given to advertising in its ‘empty’ state – potentially more evocative and interesting than the actual advert it is designed to support.


Information Infrastructure VII (ed. of 6)

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Image Height:
59 cm

Image Width:
43.5 cm

Sheet Height:
64.5 cm

Sheet Width:
49 cm


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