'Referent' by Ivan Galuzin
In 1826, silver chloride was used to produce photographic images for the first time. In 2011 Galuzin accidentally placed a block of black carton on some chloride spilled on the floor. The resulting 'photo' processed imagery, simple and direct in its literary connotations, is only suggesting a readable narrative. Instances of chance, counting several hundred individual pieces has been carefully selected through a meditative process of onlooking and subsequently shuffling, discarding, arranging and re-arranging. The artist has admitted to have eliminated as many choices as possible from the process, thus keeping an absolute balance within the hierarchality of captured effluences, a balance which otherwise is only obtainable from science, like mathematics or chemistry.
Published by Frenetic Happiness 2012
Size: 17 x 24cm pp. 104