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This project is from the Summer of 2010 and is now archived. Visit the IMA Island page for the next related project.

Black Out

My friend, Paul, took a Polaroid of me on the island with this film which fades to black within 24 hours.  I thought this was an interesting gift in how it relates to the ephemeral nature of the trade we do on the island.  Here is a gif I made from the documentation of the process of its fade.


2 Responses to “Black Out”

  • Marvin Says:

    This made me think of an old Jimi Hendrix song, “Castles made of sand, melt into the sea, eventually.”

  • Paul Says:

    Just as we discussed, this is the antithesis of everything the photograph has come to stand for. Rather than a preservation of a point in time, it is perhaps a better representation of the human experience.

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