felt, in collaboration with Ana Cavic
works on paper
photography (c) rose van mierlo
<work in progress>
‘felt’ (2020) is a series of relief prints made by touching and rubbing a surface through paper until a relief print emerges on the reverse. i made this work with postgraduate researcher and artist ana cavic during sqw:lab 2020 and we will be developing this ‘printing’ method over the next three months.
this form of printing, related to manny faber’s concept of “termite art”, is at once a form of embodied writing/drawing as well as an alternative mode of reading through ‘touch’. The name ‘felt’ further refers to its hand-made, tactile mode of making as well as the sense of an embodied and emotionally connected form of making that is in direct contact with the material and medium. it belongs to a category of works faber defines as exploratory, wherein art making centres on the process rather than final artefact produced.
the outcome is a record of an artistic process of having taken place, one that is bodied and, like termite tracks, is burrowing beneath the surface as it seeks to overcome its boundaries.