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UN

 

   a circle, a line, a cross

 

   143 folds

 

   never, nowhere

 

responding rain

 

   hits of sunshine

 

   undecided photographs

 

   (kelvin)

 

   black body ()

 

   etudes autrales

 

 

 

ON

 

   fungi

 

   burn our wings

 

   when the fire and the rock

 

   a vale of desolation

 

   what is behind that curtain

 

   portrait memory

 

   seeing a rainbow

 

 

 

PUBLISHED

 

   seeing a rainbow

 

   fungi

‘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.