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RESTA | Catalina de la Cruz

 

Photochemical book – unique manufactured copy -, made in Gum Bichromated. 19th century photographic emulsion that incorporates color pigments. The images that articulate it are chemical photographs made in sum of layers, which correspond to artificial and / or organic textures.

RESTA is projected from the patch, the waste, the leftovers of materials with which the temporary and precarious dwellings are built, from the Puerto Viejo site, located in the north of Chile. Constructions with remains, of shapes and sizes that do not allow fit. Here we have intervened the architecture of the book, based on a work of cuts and extraction of fragments, articulating openings in mismatch that cross their entire sequence. In a combinatorial layer saturated with shapes, textures and color, lets glimpse the subtraction of segments.

 

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Weight2 kg
Dimensions18.5 × 2.7 × 27 cm
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About the author

About the author

Catalina de la Cruz es artista chilena que dirige el proyecto editorial Taller de Libros Fotoquímicos desde el año 2016. Su obra explora sistemas de impresión y emulsiones fotosensibles del XIX (entre otras) desde un enfoque contemporáneo. A la fecha, el proyecto editorial ha realizado 48 publicaciones, todos correspondientes a copias únicas y totalmente manufacturadas.

Estas exploraciones técnicas y artísticas son únicas en su tipo en Chile y el extranjero.

Photochemical book – unique manufactured copy -, made in Gum Bichromated. 19th century photographic emulsion that incorporates color pigments. The images that articulate it are chemical photographs made in sum of layers, which correspond to artificial and / or organic textures.

RESTA is projected from the patch, the waste, the leftovers of materials with which the temporary and precarious dwellings are built, from the Puerto Viejo site, located in the north of Chile. Constructions with remains, of shapes and sizes that do not allow fit. Here we have intervened the architecture of the book, based on a work of cuts and extraction of fragments, articulating openings in mismatch that cross their entire sequence. In a combinatorial layer saturated with shapes, textures and color, lets glimpse the subtraction of segments.

 

Technical Specifications

Author: Catalina de la Cruz

Techniques: bichromatic gum

FormatGum Bichromate photographic emulsion, Cotton paper, 300 g, negative matrix.

Publisher: Taller Libro Fotoquímico

Dimensions: 27 x 18.5 x 2.7 cm (closed)

Print run: one of a kind

Language: Spanish

Collections: Getty Research Center, Los Ángeles, CA, EEUU

Year of publication: 2018