Developed from an ongoing inquiry with Library Manager Dr. Jim Grebl and the San Diego Museum of Art Research Library and Archive, the work employs botanical imagery originating from the autochrome collection of amateur photographer Dr. Roland E. Schneider. An obsolete technology popularized in the early 20th century, the autochrome is an early color photographic process, which uses dyed microscopic grains of potato starch and glass plates, resulting in a vibrant optical blending of color, one that is perceptual, in which our eyes literally mix the tiny bits of color. Rather than engage the archive in terms of biography, the artist activates several negotiations, including obsolesce, sense of recalling the familiar and the negation thereof in both the visual and auditory. The artist’s task was to find a way of maneuvering with these affinities, and to develop new modalities of visualization.

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