by Leo Steinberg – from Other Criteria.
The flatbed process – started with fluid bed series in May.
A kind of intermedial testbed for ideas also leading to final work.
Extend to include a kind of inclusive drawing process where a horizontal strip of paper is used as a substrate – leading to a book, poster, film, score.
Camera on a gantry (rostrum style) can be used to photograph areas of the strip, print on inkjet and then reincorporate into strip. Layered or 3D (model). Link to architectural models.
Camera could also be mounted on a motorised stage hung from gantry for shooting video and stop motion , animation.
Materials – laser cut birch ply, paper, rice paper, bamboo paper, acrylic etc.
Thinking about coating glass surfaces -flat or three dimensional – with aluminium.
Would need an evaporative vacuum coater.
Summary: This volume proposes an in-depth exploration of the materiality of art and writing in modernism and the avant-garde. The essays explore how the avant-gardes and modernism attempted to establish the material specificity and hybridity of media and art forms. The collection sheds light on the full range and import of the aesthetics of matter in avant-garde and modernist practice across all art forms from the 19th century to the present day
Working from an iPhone photograph of some resin shards, lit from one side.
Selecting areas in photoshop at random, copying each selection, displacing rotating and warping, blending back into original.
Somehow evoking a modernist look, at random.
Could automate this in processing and create more complex pictures.
Photographs of hematite powder on a surface, inverted and manipultated in photoshop. Areas randomly selected displaced and blended. Could be automated.
A kind of texture field, noise rather than structure.