Authoring a blog made me internalize the scroll format. As a way of establishing order, the virtual scrolling helps to systematize the river of images that floods my mind, even as I work within the constraints of the codex format.
“Pathern” is an attempt to make narrative out of one such ever-flowing river of randomness. Out in the bike path, the manholes I surveyed and portrayed in film do not form much of a coherent message, neither do they engage in rhythmic dialogues of continuity and discontinuity. The human element underneath the asphalt does not emerge systematically to passerby eyes, either.
But I had to do something with them. I had to.
Year: 2009; Dimensions: 20.3 x 20.3 cm (8×8”); Edition: 101; Price: $350
Materials: Arches paper, wire; Medium: letterpress, stencils, tipped-in RC photographs
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