2700mm x 1200 mm
Edition of 8 + 4 AP
Incubator - Rachel Verghis Carpenters Workshop Gallery
‘Self Portrait’ is the archetypal blank canvas. The installation engages you, the spectator, with a large-scale, ephemeral representation of yourself. All evidence of this encounter exists only in the moment of interaction between the viewer and the work.
Gradually, moment and image fade away, never to be repeated.The installation questions both the traditional concept and content of the portrait as preserving memory through image-making. Rather, it creates a transient and entropic depiction.
A self-portrait now becomes a profoundly reflective experience which illuminates the poignancy of the lost moment and the impermanence of existence. The piece follows an aesthetic of presence and erasure that rAndom has developed over the years through a variety of Temporary Printing Machine installations.