Wednesday, January 05, 2011
A Post-Christmas Present
A parcel is delivered to my Brisbane studio from The Impossible Project in Austria: it's a kit for lifting and transferring the fragile images from Polaroid instant pictures to create translucent, gossamer-light prints. It occurs to me that the contents are a concept, a technique, rather than materials of any value. They're packaged in an attractive, plain wooden box padded with shredded paper. It reminds me of the late Dash Snow and his drug-addled 'hamster nest' installations.