Sunday, 12 March 2017

Cyanotype Drawings : Landscapes/Maps and Performance

Mapping Relationships : Contexts and Locations #2
Collage and drawing with cyanotypes, photographs, negatives and painted surfaces.

Mesh/Material/Light, Cyanotype Process
Cyanotype is a photographic printing process that produces a cyan-blue print. Engineers used the process well into the 20th century as a simple and low-cost process to produce copies of drawings, referred to as blueprints. The process uses two chemicals: ammonium iron(III) citrate and potassium ferricyanide.

The English scientist and astronomer Sir John Herschel discovered the procedure in 1842.[1] Though the process was developed by Herschel, he considered it as mainly a means of reproducing notes and diagrams, as in blueprints.[2] It was Anna Atkins who brought this to photography. She created a limited series of cyanotype books that documented ferns and other plant life from her extensive seaweed collection.[3] Atkins placed specimens directly onto coated paper, allowing the action of light to create a silhouette effect. By using this photogram process, Anna Atkins is regarded as the first female photographer.[4]

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The Cathedral : Place Studies

Pastoral Space: Material, Inquiry and Craft.#5

Material Agency : Carl Knappett, Lambros Malafouris
Visualising Environmental Agency
 
"Agents are defined as persons or things, which have the ability and intention to "cause" something "in the vicinity" or "in the mileau" to happen ( Gell 1998)"
"These latter artefacts are described with the term "index", to remove the appellation "art" and to imply that they are indexes of agency."
Some Stimulating Solutions, Andrew Cochrane.
 
Template and Form 2010.The Yard,Winchester.

Omslagsfoto : 

Landscapes from the Metropolis of Death. Otto Dov Kulka.

Mapping Relationships : Contexts and Locations #3
Collage and drawing with cyanotypes, photographs, negatives and painted surfaces.


Blueprint : Kengo Kuma, Sensing Spaces.

Panspermia : Cyanotype Drawing
Drawing on paper,150x240 cms
Full size human form drawn through "performance" on paper with cyanotype and black ink. Astronomical data and traces of seed heads together with reference material/notes (directed panspermia) in pencil.

Anthropomorphic and Botanical Cyanotype Drawing (Detail)
Botanical traces with leper graves


We live our lives sunk in vast forgetting. Milan Kundera, IGNORANCE.

Human mapping of social groups from the occupancy of the Winchester Cathedral "Space for Peace" 2011.
Mono Print : Cyanotype process on paper, 52x42cm.