15 prints of the collection are exhibited in the art gallery of the Materials For The Arts, Cultural Affair of New-York City.
Welcome to Long Island to discover the first exhibition of VolMeur artworks in the United States, at the Contemporary Reuse 2019 show taking place from April 18 @ 6:00 pm to May 17 @ 1:00 pm.
Find out the details and the other artists exhibited at this occasion.
Collaboration with nature
Collaboration with nature !
Time transformed a number of 35 mm slides into contemporary artwork. A few hundred photographs taken in the 1980s during the construction of the Large Electron-Positron Collider were poorly stored and became damaged. After cleaning and digitisation, the “decayed” slides have reemerged as pieces of art.
The gelatin binder of photographic film is an emulsion of light-sensitive chemicals (silver halide), colourants and collagen tissues. These tissues are made of proteins coming from the skin or bones of animals, usually cows. They provide food to microorganisms in the surrounding environment. To cut a long story short, enzymes travel through the cell wall, breaking the protein so that the tiny subunits are absorbed into the cell, which then clones itself. Their proliferation is only possible if they are stored in hot, humid environments (above 65% relative humidity).
We decided to exhibit and sell a selection of images using the most resistant long-term technique, by printing them on “Chromaluxe ® ” aluminium sheets under the Subligraphie ® label. This sublimation process brings the inks to a gaseous state in order to “melt” them onto the aluminium sheets with a pressure of 6 bar and at a temperature of 200 degrees C.
A maximum of 30 copies of each image will be printed. The sale of these prints goes to the CERN Digital Memory project to continue with the preservation of CERN’s history. It also reminds us of the importance of preserving our heritage using best practice!