Redshift Series

2010
Series of cameraless c-type photographs
33 1/8 x 42 in. (84.1 x 106.7 cm) 
First exhibited at Paula Cooper Gallery, New York

 

This is a series of six ‘camera-less’ photographs made by exposing light through translucent meteorite fragments as if they were photographic negatives. The images are abstract yet offer us a window into a meteorite’s formation at the birth of the solar system some 4.75 billion years ago, long before the formation of the Earth. Whilst the image relates cosmic time to the time and light embedded in any photograph, the title includes a copyright statement outlining an experimental comet-like scattering of the image into the public domain after the artist’s death.

The title of each work in the series is:

C-type print from the Redshift series (exposed from a slice of pallasite meteorite, formed approximately 4.6 billion years ago, at the birth of the Solar System. The artist hereby declares that with effect from 1st January 2110 copyright protection in this work shall be abandoned on a country by country basis. This global abandonment of copyright is to begin with the Prime Meridian and will proceed westerly across the globe at the rate of 1000 miles per year, as measured from the Equator)