Blaa tid, blaat sted (November 2015, New York City)
Cyanotype and blue skies on paper
47 x 35 cm (handbound book of 104 pages)
Blaa tid, blaat sted (Marts 2016, Malmö)
Cyanotype and rainfalls on paper
47 x 35 cm (handbound book of 92 pages)
The cyanotype (also called the blueprint) is an early photographic process that produces a Prussian blue photograph. The blue colour is developed in sunlight and fixed in water.
In the first artistbook I treated single sheets of paper with cyanotype emulsion in a darkroom, then exposed them to blue sky at different times during the day, over the course of one month. In the second artist book I treated single sheets of paper with cyanotype then exposed them to rainy weather, also over the course of one month. In this way, the photographs are developed and fixed at the same time in a double movement. The colour of each photograph is determined by the intensity of the rainfall.
This book without language points to itself as a physical object. I am in my practice specifically interested in the book format and how it allows for touch. For me, this holds potential for important interactions – activating the viewer’s body in the exhibiton space.
Installation view: Malmö Art Academy (Malmö, SE)
Photos by the artist