After 14 hours (7 positions) the surface is filled with drawings. It is rendered clean by printing the entire surface onto paper. The glass pipes are put back in their premier position, only to start the process again. The algae base deteriorates over a period of 4 to 5 days, in which the pigments start to behave differently. Eventually, the pigments sink straight through the base to the bottom of the container and all that is left are printed timelines – like a photograph to a memory.
– William Johnson Cory
‘All beauteous thing for which we live
By laws of time and space decay
But oh, the very reason why
I clasp them, is because they die.’
This project was my masters graduation piece at the interfaculty ArtScience, a collaboration between the Royal Conservatory, the Royal Academy of Art and Leiden University. The work received a nomination for the STRP Talent Pit Award (honourable mention) and was longlisted for the BLOOOM Award and Prix Ars Electronica.