Printed Matter(s)

 

 

 

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Printed Matter(s)

Printed Matter(s), 2018

The series Printed Matter(s) is printed with ink made of black carbon PM2.5 pollution, sequestered from the air of Mumbai. The image comes from a special issue of NASA Cosmic Dust Catalogue, April 1982, printed on 8 gram handmade paper, photo giclée.

© Photography by Studio Tomás Saraceno, 2018


2018, Palais de Tokyo, Paris · Curated by Rebecca Lamarche-Vadel

Printed Matter(s) is a series of photo giclée prints made with an ink of black carbon PM2.5 pollution sequestered from the air in Mumbai, printed on eight-gram handmade paper. These prints reproduce images of cosmic dust from a 1982 special issue of the NASA Cosmic Dust Catalog, entangling the celestial and the terrestrial, the cosmic and the atmospheric. An approximated 40,000 tons of interplanetary dust falls to the surface of Earth every year; a speck of cosmic material touches every person every day everywhere around the world. Just as a speck of cosmic dust carries geologic history, the extent of the Capitalocene as a proposed geological epoch resonates through one mote of PM2.5, expressing the tension between the micro and the macro as infinite timelines and disparate scales collapse into singular particles. In these prints, the material with which the air has been poisoned becomes a tool for the air to communicate, reminding us of its ever-present agency even in the face of efforts to destroy it. Printed Matter(s) builds a visual bridge that spans several billion years in an attempt to inspire a more sensitive and conscientious coexistence with the environment and other species.

Printed Matter(s), 2018

The series Printed Matter(s) is printed with ink made of black carbon PM2.5 pollution, sequestered from the air of Mumbai.

The image comes from a special issue of NASA Cosmic Dust Catalogue, April 1982, printed on 8 gram handmade paper, photo giclée.

Courtesy the artist; Andersen’s, Copenhagen; Ruth Benzacar, Buenos Aires; Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York/Los Angeles; Pinksummer Contemporary Art, Genoa; Esther Schipper, Berlin.

© Tomás Saraceno


 

 

 

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