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[200818 AUG 14 Misprint]

"Haditha, Iraq. November 19, 2005 [200818 AUG 14 Misprint]," 2014. Inkjet monoprint transparency, 16 x 20 inches.
“Haditha, Iraq. November 19, 2005 [200818 AUG 14 Misprint],” 2014. Inkjet monoprint transparency, 16 x 20 inches.
I’m researching water-based mediums to fix the ink on uncoated smooth substrates such as film and mylar. In this Misprint, I used a Gum Arabic medium that I mixed myself and it to work for the first few weeks, but with the change in humidity, the piece gradually disintegrated. The ink cracked and separated from the substrate especially in the dark tones. I took this photograph before the pieces completely broke apart and attempted a second re-fixing with a different medium. For now it seems to work very well.

Misprints | InVisible Culture: An Electronic Journal for Visual Culture (IVC)

Misprints | InVisible Culture: An Electronic Journal for Visual Culture (IVC)

Issue 21: Pursuit

"Civilian Killings. Haditha, Iraq. November 19, 2005 [061457 FEB 13 Misprint]," 2013. Inkjet monoprint transparency in light-table, 9" x 12"
“Civilian Killings. Haditha, Iraq. November 19, 2005 [061457 FEB 13 Misprint],” 2013. Inkjet monoprint transparency in light-table, 9″ x 12″

Untitled

“Untitled,” 1987. Ink on tracing paper
“Untitled,” 1987. Ink on tracing paper
“Untitled,” 1987. Ink on tracing paper
“Untitled,” 1987. Ink on tracing paper

Looking at early drawings, many of which are small, around 8 1/2 x 11 inches, working mostly with ink on tracing and vellum paper, and a variety of other found paper. I had no idea what I was doing, in the conventional sense of a drawing, because I was no longer drawing from something could clearly see in front me, nor an image in my mind. I didn’t know where the drawing was going, and in some instances, I was tracing an unconscous thought pattern. These drawings represent a starting point that did not look for an end. It would be difficult to reconnect with these types of drawings, they require a different kind of attention, suspended and not constrained by time.

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Untitled

“Untitled,” 2014. Graphite, Wite-Out, tape, computer graphics on inkjet print, 8 1/2 x 11 “
“Untitled,” 2014. Graphite, Wite-Out, tape, computer graphics on inkjet print, 8 1/2 x 11 “
“Untitled,” 2014. Graphite, Wite-Out, tape, computer graphics on inkjet print, 8 1/2 x 11 “
“Untitled,” 2014. Graphite, Wite-Out, tape, computer graphics on inkjet print, 8 1/2 x 11 “
“Untitled,” 2014. Graphite, Wite-Out, tape, computer graphics on inkjet print, 8 1/2 x 11 “
“Untitled,” 2014. Graphite, Wite-Out, tape, computer graphics on inkjet print, 8 1/2 x 11 “
“Untitled,” 2014. Graphite, Wite-Out, tape, computer graphics on inkjet print, 8 1/2 x 11 “
“Untitled,” 2014. Graphite, Wite-Out, tape, computer graphics on inkjet print, 8 1/2 x 11 “

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Fuse 1 (Last Chance)

2008
Single-channel stop motion animation video, color, silent, 14 sec. looped

Animation piece based on a succession of small fires, a reaction rising to the top. Each phosphorus head ignites the next as it burns, and twist upward one after another. Left behind is a trail of burned traces.

Installation at Rita K. Hillman Education Gallery, ICP, New York, 2008 One iPad 4-inch display in steel frame and hanging from cable
Installation at Rita K. Hillman Education Gallery, ICP, New York, 2008
One iPad 4-inch display in steel frame hanging from cable

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[031701 DEC 12 Misprint]

"Abd al-Karim Qasim Execution, February 8, 1963 [031701 DEC 12 Misprint]," 2012. Inkjet monoprint transparency, 9 x 12 inches.
“Abd al-Karim Qasim Execution, February 8, 1963 [031701 DEC 12 Misprint],” 2012. Inkjet monoprint transparency, 9 x 12 inches.
Notes:
Qasim was given a short trial and he was shot soon after. Later, footage of his execution was broadcast to prove he was dead.

Image source; screen capture from 1963 Iraq T. V. broadcast footage

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