Sweat consists of 100 unique, cameraless self-portraits made using a chemical reaction that takes place when sweat comes into contact with silver gelatin paper. The images act as a document of the performance of their creation, capturing a process of repetition but never producing the same result.
These prints are born from a melding of human and photographic chemistry; their creation imbuing a physical trace of the artist within the paper through touch rather than light. By removing the camera from the image making process, as well as much of the artist’s ability to control the output, the images present a more direct, less mediated approach to portraiture, while also addressing notions of objectivity and identity commonly associated with the photographic 'record'.
Unique Silver Gelatin Chemigrams
2015, set of 100