Sunday, 20 January 2013
Mary Ellen Carroll + Mies van der Rohe
act of god, 1999 - mary ellen carroll
using the glass house or the farnsworth house as an emblem of architecture that is subsumed by sculpture, the photographs that mies van der rohe took of the site have been encoded with the memoirs of edith farnsworth using the dataglyph technology of encryption at xerox parc. the plates have a color indicated in the title that would be the color printed from these four plates that are taken from the colors that are noted within the text. the use of the lithographic plates is to make visible the mechanical process within the invisible. the images are positioned on the plate in relation to the photographic perspective. memory and the landscape are used as framing devices for this project to transform the photographic image into pure data.