‘241 minutes’, cyanotype on unbleached cotton, wooden sticks, 150x225cm, 2018
‘86 folds’, cyanotype on unbleached cotton, wooden sticks, 150x228cm, 2018
Cyanotype is one of the oldest techniques to reproduce images with a big edition. This blueprint uses a negative to create an image lightened by natural daylight.
I wanted to construct an image without a negative. By using a flexible material such as cotton I was able to fold it into any possible direction.
The substance of the cyanotype darkens when it is exposed to daylight. The sun burns the textile while I fold the work over and over until all parts are covered. By doing this, there is no control over the composition during the process. The image reveals itself only in the end.