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(IR)ational Movements with the Camera
Chicago, Illinois
1995 to 2001

Notes:
These first formal studies of painted string were began in 1995 as part of (IR) rational Movements with the Camera. This practice of creating images in a controlled environment dates back to exercises taught and practiced by Nathan Lerner at the New Bauhaus (Institute of Design, Chicago) in the 1940s. In the most basic sense, this exercise was a means to refine personal technique, explore formal qualities, and better understand the physical limitations of the large-format view camera.

The choice for using the string arrangements as metaphor was an experiment to locate a non-narrative form of communication or language. This format was an attempt to cross-fertilize the visual application with another complex format for media transmission.