New York: Silas Finch, 2015 Condition: New, Limited edition of 350 numbered copies, Nine panoramic thermal prints made by the artist, Synthetic paper wrap printed with UV ink, Japanese clip binding, Presented in a cardboard tube
The images are drawn from an earlier project Actions of Consequence. They incorporate panoramas, stitched photographs, and aerial imagery - techniques used by scientists to record our planet today - to create an experience of exploration and examination, one we might imagine future humans having when revisiting their ancestral home. These source images were then reproduced using thermal fax machines, a printing process which, like human nature, has inherently destructive qualities. In the act of interpreting the message, whilst questioning what is real and what imagined, we understand self-destruction can be turned around, and this transformation can produce beautiful results.