A 352-Sheet Exposure
Live performance, Feb 26th. - Mar. 2nd, duration for 19 hrs, 2019
Materials: 352 pages of 8x10 RC darkroom photographic paper
A 352-Sheet Exposure questions the history of photographic production. The artist translated a digital version of View from the window at Le Gras, the earliest existed photograph in modern days by Joseph Nicéphore Niépce, into binary code of pixels for computers to read. They used a typewriter to type out the binary codes on darkroom photographic paper, then put those papers through a darkroom process, and displayed them on a wall. Through combining these photographic elements, including fixing a view in front of a camera and the translation of digital images; the artist described the whole performance as taking a single long exposure. The audience would suppose they are watching a photographer shoot and seeing the results of the image, however, the image cannot be understood directly. Through this process, the artist is challenging how images are being viewed and made. A 352-Sheet Exposure was performed from February 26th to March 2nd, 2019 at the Diego Rivera Gallery.