Issue 25 Insects Spring 2007

Artist Project / German Photographs (1724–2005)

Patrick Lakey

This project documents the places where German-speaking philosophers, from Kant to Adorno, lived and worked. Travelling through Germany, England, Switzerland, and ending up in Los Angeles, Lakey has photographed the places where these thinkers wrote, thought, lived, and, in some cases, died. According to Lakey, “the idea is to look at their surroundings, to see what they saw. … Each photograph asks what the specificity of a place may mean.”

Patrick Lakey is an artist who lives and works in Los Angeles. His newest body of work, An Abyss of Folly, is on view at the Happy Lion from 20 April to 26 May 2007. Visit and for more information.

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