Burn the Sea
Mordançage Print from Paper Negative for 'Obsolete and Discontinued'
I was invited to participate in Mike Crawford's group project Obsolete and Discontinued now both a long touring exhibition and well-received publication with forward by Brigitte Lardinois.
In thinking about the project- the title something no longer deemed valuable or useful, something we discard I made connections to literature I was reading and current global events. I had reached a point in The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon where I had to take a break to recover from a tragic event in the story. While logging on to social media as a distraction some new photos and articles streaming through my feed of another horrific tragedy involving refugees attempting to get to safety in Europe via the Mediterranean. History repeats itself.
The boat was folded out of the world news section of a newspaper. Mike sent me expired Kodak Bromide which I used as a paper negative. Mordançage is an unpredictable, caustic and destructive process.