Sunday 19th July
Yesterday I worked on the 3 images, blacking them out and leaving small areas of light. These are for digital projection in Slideshow form – through a Proxima projector.
Today I am concentrating on the Printmaking process which I intend to use to create a backdrop or screen for the projected images.
I calculated, mathematically, what size these images needed to be to form a screen of desired proportions.
Having flipped each of the digital images in © Photoshop, they were then cropped into smaller parts. These smaller images were printed onto acetate which was then used in my desk-top press to transfer the image onto different, transparent papers.
Why am I printing onto transparent papers?
Images held in the mind fade over time. Our recollections of a once very real experience become nostalgic, flimsy reminiscences. The acetate printing process I use produces vague, somewhat smudgy images – like our memories, lacking clarity.
Experiences might become confused in memory and several experiences might be remembered as the same event – especially if there is a common theme. I have chosen 3 photographs connected with boats and water. All quite different, but the sharing of a narrative could combine them into one.
At this stage I am investigating ways of showing the images I have selected.
Some of the acetate prints attached to a projection screen. The images will be free to move in any breeze which the projector might create. There will be many more of them – creating a large screen.
The mix of processes in my practice are as follows …
Found analogue photographic 35mm slides,
Scanned to produce positive digital images
Printed, digitally onto acetate
Acetates used in printmaking to create new images
35mm slides projected onto the printed images
Hollings, Ken (2015) Cutting Up the Cut- Up, BBC Radio 4, 24th June, 11.30am
Nora, P. (1989) Between Memory and History: Les Lieux de Mémoire. Representations Vol 26 pp 7 -24
Wise, L. (2015) The Forever Now: Contemporary Painting in an Atemporal World. Artforum. (Issue 201503), p 276
Marder, M. History, Memory, and Forgetting in Nietzsche and Derrida © 2004. Epoché, Volume 9, Issue 1 (2004).. pp. 137–157