For VITRINE Basel’s explorative group exhibition ‘If it’s not meant to last, then it’s Performance’ my unexposed and unprocessed negatives will be packaged in envelopes and sent individually to the gallery by post throughout the course of the exhibition.
For this new series is titled “Well Eel”, the envelopes are designed to let in a small amount of diffused light so that the 30cm x 40cm negative is exposed over the course of its shipment and exhibition. The envelopes are painted with opaque paint strokes and contain loose opaque shapes that move around inside the envelope as it travels, blocking the light and leaving sections of the negative unexposed.
During the exhibition, the works will be exhibited inside their packaging. An acquisition of the work would involve the collector or institution taking a risk on the contents and choosing when to open and contact print the negative, if at all.
Opening February 22 in Basel. Link to information on the exhibition in my profile.
Image: Process Test for "Well Eel" (4 weeks), photographic negative, 9x12cm