Amalgamated Fragmentations / Technosphere

©2018–2019

On my search of traces of the Anthropocene I have created layered images by means of cyanotype-process.

Vintage lithographic prints of earliest known microorganisms, algae, ferns, lichen and other plants as well as human cells and organs are the carrier for the further procedure. The second layers are images of printed circuit boards, hardware devices and bacteria living on microplastic on transparency.

The mixture of ferric ammonium citrate and potassium ferricyanide cause a photosensitive solution which is applied to the impressions to be exposed to the sun.

 

I chose his process since ferricyanide has cyanidebacteria as a bias of its component which in turn is one of the oldest known bacteria producing oxygen and being toxic at the same time. The transparencies on the other hand are symbolizing the technical imprint on nature. The combination stands for the chemical and technical creation, alteration and destruction of life on earth.

The underlying pervasion of all matters and ages within the subject of the Anthropocene is the focus of my longterm project. This series is a part of it.

©2018 Florence Iff

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