The blueprints

Cyanotypes on paper on plywood mounted on wall, frame. 115 x 80 cm each (145 x 100 cm with frame). ongoing

Loosely inspired by Ornette Coleman’s late 50s / early 60 album titles – eg. The Shape of Jazz to come!, The Change of the Century!, Something Else! – which announced and instructed its audience to the groundbreaking, revolutionary content therein. The blueprints are a series of cyanotypes (aka blueprints) made through layering collected review snippets as found on movie posters or book covers. They are compositions, literaly so, contrasting the notion of the “original idea” (i.e the idiomatic “blueprint”), with an intentionality reduced to a catalogue of the reception the work sets itself to have.

The size follows the classic film-poster format of 27” x 41”(inches) and I have used the works in installations or in concert with other works – The Blueprints then lose their standalone character and take the role of framing device – consistent with O. Coleman’s titles – to slide, affect or amplify the reach and reception of these other works.

The blueprint (irreverent), 2018
Part the installation Great Expectations, Dienstgebäude 2018.

The blueprint (genius), 2015
Part of the exhibition project Fail Again. Fail Better (Jan 2016), with Curator on a Soapbox

The blueprint (anger), 2016 and The blueprint (majestic), 2016
Intended as a pair and both part of the installation with Metonymicsyllepsistinglitotallysynedochious at Kunst(zeug)haus, Rapperswil-Jona, 2016