Chromatic | krō-ˈma-tik
1 : of or relating to colour or colour phenomena or sensations
2 : [music] characterized by frequent use of accidentals
Chromatic is a series of experimental photograms about materiality and mortality. Film was initially accidentally soaked in sea water, destroying the images that were captured on the roll, but as a result the images created on the corroded photographic surface were abstract and painterly. The series looks at the transience of memory and the corporeality of the photographic medium.
The project was first exhibited at Gravy Gallery (Santa Cruz, US). Installation images below:
Photographic film, sea water, digital print on silk charmeuse
Another iteration of the project was subsequently exhibited at NUS Museum (Singapore).
Installation images below (courtesy NUS Museum):
Photographic film, sea water, digital print on silk charmeuse, postcards
Silk charmeuse 84cm x 194cm, postcards 10cm x 15 cm