All there has ever been is surface. Surface on surface on surface on surface. A puncture, a wound, a hole does not expose something 'inside' or 'beneath' or 'below.' Instead, it creates another surface, one a little further down, but a surface nonetheless. You don't stand 'in' a hole, you stand 'on' one.
∆ Fostar, J. B., 2023. An Evening with Dream Boy Book Club. POSTPOSTPOST, 1. p. 63.
Modernism’s concern for an architecture both monolithic/heroic in its seeming compositional unity and weightless in its seeming machine-like disengagement from the ground yielded an aesthetic of an effortless “just-arrived”. Detail, always the conveyor of difference (and not monolithicness) and support (not weightlessness), was put into the service of not looking like it existed, of not looking like labor was required.
Peggy Deamer, Detail Deliberations