Friday, 17 October 2014

Walead Beshty

A Partial Disassembling of an Invention Without a Future: Helter-Skelter and Random Notes in Which the Pulleys and Cogwheels Are Lying Around at Random All Over the Workbench

This amazing exhibition in the Curve Gallery at the Barbican until 8th February is well worth seeing.

It is made up of over 12,000 cyanotype (a photographic print with a cyan-blue tint) prints.

Everyday for nearly a year Walead Beshty placed objects from his studio on porous surfaces (including cardboard, paper and wood) that was coated with ultra violet sensitive material.

Once exposed to sunlight the object's silhouette appears against a cyan-blue background with stunning results.

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