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Postcard Dispatch #3, See it Rise, the art of Conveyance

Posted by smudge studio (Creator)

We're happy to say that the third round of postcard dispatches for the Living Deep Time Year 000001 project are in the mail!  They should be reach their destinations in time for Summer Solstice on June 21st. 

The postcards are hand-made silkscreens of cyanotypes that we created during a recent residency at the Rising Waters II Confab, Rauschenberg Foundation, Captiva Island, FL.  Each backer* will receive one silkscreened card from a series of ten.

We were drawn to using the cyanotype as a medium for making work about "The Time of Rising Waters" at Captiva.  

The media, processual nature of the cyanotype involved us in the material changing that IS the structures we imaged.  And it gave us a process for living time differently as a way of making the work.  We waited for the light. We noted the humidity, time of day. We collaborated with the sun to convey form and elements to paper via a shoebox aperture. We waited more. We immersed paper in cold water.

Reflections of structures came into view, incomplete images signaling from within a groundless sea of blue. The stuff that makes these buildings, and the sites that hold them, will go on transforming into very deep futures, propelled by the 3-6 foot sea level rise they are predicted to experience. The subtle creative spirits and histories that dwell within these buildings also are embarking on a great migration.  To them, we offer the cyanotypes and the postcards we just mailed to our backers as a means of conveyance, escort, accompaniments to new residences and imaginations. 

Check out  our website page for the project and the FOP blog post for more on our work during the Rising Waters II residency and the cyanotype series that inspired the silkscreens. 

*(Time Traveler Reward level and up)


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