Untitled (Entanglement), Solar Cyanotype, Expired film, 2023 copyright Douglas Stockdale –
Asking the question: Can a multi-decade old, decommissioned WWII/Korean War practice bombing range be representative of historical social issues that are current today in America?
I have started to investigate this question using both expired 120 film and solar cyanotype prints.
The expired (120) film is a physical representation for past experiences. The unpredictability of the expired film provides parallels to the inexactitude of memory and unknown impact of past policies. The decay of the film corresponds with the decomposition of the old, buried military ordnance as well as how public policies have morphed and changed over time, usually out of sight of public scrutiny.
Cyanotype (Blue) prints are a tonal scale other than Black and Grays (thus not directly representing Black/Brown versus White). For some subjects, the images can be more difficult to visually read…
Above: Untitled (Entanglement), Unique solar cyanotype print, 9″ x 9″ on 11″ x 14″ sheet of Revere Platinum rag in a Variable Edition of 5 + 1 AP from 120 FujiChrome 100F film, expired 2006, photographed in 2018, and first solar print made 2023.
Cheers & make every day an Earth Day
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