Caementum micro II
Made for a single pose in this photo series, the exploration into using micro cement for costumes makes this image very much about Time. What is photographically regarded as the split second of "decisiveness": the moment when the shutter opens the gate between the reality in front of the lens and what is to become its representation (or is it really?) through digital or chemical wizardry, is here extended to weeks of preparation culminating in the creation of the image. And even if the printed photo through archival measures will last a very long time, the hardened cement is a trace of the photographic exposure (as e.g. Roland Barthes wrote about) which might linger in the world even longer. Not bad, for a product that's sold mainly for quick renovations of contemporary baths!
Printed with pigment ink (Epson) by the photographer on 100% cotton paper (Hahnemühle Photo Rag Baryta), this is one of twelve pictures in the series "Of the eyes he made window panes". The combination of pigment and cotton should in itself be one of the most durable media, but the surface has not been treated further and should be kept behind UV protection for optimal longevity. The image is presented with a white border, and signed on the front, below the print. There is also a hologram badge in verso with a matching Certificate of Authenticity, signed by the artist, supplied in the shipment.
The print is edited in photoshop, but not a composite or a "look like a painting"-filtered image.
40 x 50 cm / 15.7 x 19.7 inches. Limited edition of 5. Not mounted.
Price includes Art Tax 5%.