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Double spread from Studio International (September, 1967) on British artists at the Biennale des Jeunes in Paris, France illustrated with rope/bag (gr 2sp 60) 6 '67, 1967 (rope and hessian) and four casb 2 '67, ringl 1 '67, rope (gr 2sp 60) 6 '67, 1967 (rope, canvas, sand and linoleum). Photocredit Charles Harrison (colour) and John Webb (black and white). Flanagan made these notes at the Biennale. They were subsequently published in Studio International (January, 1969): ‘Object sculptures, and their configurations within that convention put in a room to be seen is the habitual way of thinking about the ‘exhibition’. The ideal state is when each object commands an equal attention to the next, due to its very own identity/separation as an object. When not in this ideal state the observer (accepting the whole convention) uses his faculties to edit out any distractions and confusions to maintain a positive relationship with that convention. As soon as any one object loses its autonomous identity by statement and intention things begin to happen; the whole situation is affected and the nature of the ‘exhibition’ altered.