floater (from the sun collaborations series)
cyanotype on paper in acrylic box frame
100 x 100 cm
private collection of Ricarda Veigel & Albrecht Popken
Made by placing photo-chemically treated paper flat on the earth and exposing it to natural sunlight over several minutes, Floater is like an oversized cyan pixel, wherein an old photographic printing technique calls up the particulate-matter of the digital realm. Cyan is both the chemically-expressed color of the cyanotype process and the artificial color of the oceans of satellite mapping, a la CMYK. The spatial nature of the photo-process itself suggests a collapse of the space between the sun and the paper, the sky and ground.