2014 | Mixed Media | Variable Dimensions
A photographic print is a translucent item, on the surfaces of which, marks, dents, and inscriptions collide and create a semantic tension. Understood as a mobile agent, participating in a series of interactions such as gazing, smelling, touching, writing, folding, tearing, exchanging or discarding; the image-object oscillates between presence and absence, transience and permanence, forgetting and remembrance.
How can this item be re-developed for potential layers of latent meaning? What can be excavated from its deteriorating surfaces via scrutiny of clues such as dates, signatures, stains or fingerprints?
This piece tries to reframe a set of found images by means of pseudo-scientific methodologies that comprise chemical, optical, and graphical processes.