break

break2015, 2:17 installation loop or 4:55 theatrical version, paper, ink, gelatin to digital

homemade gelatin is a fragile material. when i began using it in my printmaking, i was struck by the way the gelatin block was impacted by the making of each print. i suspected that if i made enough successive prints, i would be left with some sort of beautiful record of something completely falling apart.  i ended up making 136 prints from a single block.  i scanned the set of prints, each a unique record of a particular moment in the process of disintegration.  the scans are what you see here.  the scans have come alive, the prints sit quietly in a box, the gelatin is gone.  i made this in a broader context of global warming, melting of the polar ice caps, great personal unrest and change, and the deterioration of the health of a few people close to me.