ABIGAIL REYNOLDS: THE UNIVERSAL NOW

“I collect second hand tourist guides. Within the century of printed photographs that they contain, I search for plates that have been printed at similar scale, taken from a similar view point.

 

When I find a near match between book plates, I cut and fold the pages into a new single surface. The dates written on each work give the publication dates of the books I have used. Whichever has been used as the ‘base’ image is listed first.

 

The patterns I use to cut the two book pages into one single surface are such that all of both sheets of paper are preserved. If you were to fold all the flaps in or out, the entirety of each image will be seen. The act of folding one image into the other pushes them out into three dimensions in a bulging time ruffle.

 

The Universal Now works operate as a resurrection of the unregarded book plates and forgotten photographers that have stood in the same places at a different times, bringing these moments into a dialogue and into the present. The Universal Now takes its title from debates about time continuum in quantum physics.”


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5 Comments

  1. Ilse January 4, 2011

    ehm, like, stunned… te fantastisch voor woorden.

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  2. Evelien January 4, 2011

    wauw, su-per gaaf!
    Soms denk ik echt… waarom kom ik nooit op zulke geweldige ideeën..?

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  3. heleen January 4, 2011

    Wtf!! Amai ik kreeg bijna tranen van ontzag. (ehm examenstress heeft er wsh ook iets mee te maken) Vies cool. Viessss cooooll. Ha wauw.

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  4. heleen January 4, 2011

    Nee echt héél cool goho wauw

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  5. Sarah January 5, 2011

    Wow, wat creatief.. Hoe komen sommige mensen toch op zulke geniale ideeën?!
    P.S. ik zag vorige week die uilenring nog hangen in de stad waar ik toen was (Den Bosch), dus in sommige steden zullen ze ze nog wel hebben denk ik..

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