Self Portrait, 2010

Aluminium frame, custom rail system, light reactive screen print on canvas, motor, electronic UV, glass LED print head, rapid prototyped components, proprietary software, proprietary tracking software, camera, lens, computer
2700 mm x 1200 mm
Edition of 8 + 4 AP
Carpenters Workshop Gallery

Self Portrait invites viewers to become active agents in the making of their own depiction. The work creates a large-scale, impermanent representation of the person standing before it, printing their image with light onto a light-sensitive surface. The portrait begins to fade away almost as soon as it emerges; the work erases every mark it makes. Each captured moment is immediately lost and can only be experienced as process.           Self Portrait follows an aesthetic of presence and erasure that Random International has developed over the years in a variety of Temporary Printing Machine installations.