FMP - Failures

I don’t know where to start really - there was a lot of failures…But are they really failures? Perhaps they are but it was necessary to let them happen to get where I am today so perhaps it is better to think about them as a byproducts of a journey. Very long and exciting journey with periods of extreme excitement and total despair. Five moths of looking for something unimaginable from the point of departure, which began to reveal itself slowly only month ago or so.

The biggest “failure” was to stick for too long to some methods which were not very promising or it was very unclear how they may be incorporated to the whole concept of the project. The most spectacular example is the wet transfer from the acetate sheet onto paper which I came across by accident and found very interesting conceptually and visually. I liked the way the printed photograph change the form when submerged in water and then pressed onto paper. The watercolour qualities of the photographic records printed onto the paper this way were really seducing and I spent weeks on trying to make it spectacular, beautiful, significant…But it was very tricky to make it work and the acceptable effects were consuming a lot of time, paper, ink and patience.

 This image consist of two separate A4 images created using various techniquest (algorithmic shapes printed on the acetate sheet and wet transferred on the paper, the organic pattern as a result of pressing the paint, hand drawing). Those physical, unique images were then scanned, digitally merged and then placed as a background for the browser based algorithmic “shape generator' to capture the computational forms on top of the composition.

This image consist of two separate A4 images created using various techniquest (algorithmic shapes printed on the acetate sheet and wet transferred on the paper, the organic pattern as a result of pressing the paint, hand drawing). Those physical, unique images were then scanned, digitally merged and then placed as a background for the browser based algorithmic “shape generator' to capture the computational forms on top of the composition.