Saturday, 24 September 2016

Volume 2: A history of wind





A History of Wind is the second volume in my imaginary Museum of Fathers, which 
houses approximately 80 objects and drawings. A History of Wind has three planned chapters. 

The first chapter, The tree would only be found at higher altitudes, are experimental works fuelled by my automatic drawing and sculpture. This suite autobiographical drawings allegorises slow building, wild weather events. It is an exploration of agency. By this I mean the incremental shifts of knowledge that enable effective action for the migrant, refugee or sailor, who passes into uncharted and unfamiliar waters. This precariousness is heightened when the ship’s compass stops working. To steer us through unknowable waters, these allegorical works imagine an encyclopedic study of cloud patterns.
Measurements: All works measure 150x 100- 105cm (approx)
Materials: Archival watercolour pencils on archival Fabriano watercolour paper 200 gsm
Dates: The tree would only be found at higher altitudes (I), 2015-6; The tree would only be found at higher altitudes (II-VII), 2016.
Documentation: Felicity Jenkins 



India Zegan | A history of wind: The tree would only be found at higher altitudes (I) 2015-2016 | Museum of Fathers



India Zegan | A history of wind: The tree would only be found at higher altitudes (II), 2016 | Museum of Fathers



India Zegan | A history of wind: The tree would only be found at higher altitudes (III), 2016 | Museum of Fathers



India Zegan | A history of wind: The tree would only be found at higher altitudes (IV), 2016 | Museum of Fathers

 
India Zegan | A history of wind: The tree would only be found at higher altitudes (V), 2016 | Museum of Fathers


India Zegan | A history of wind: The tree would only be found at higher altitudes (VI), 2016 | Museum of Fathers

 
India Zegan | A history of wind: The tree would only be found at higher altitudes (VII), 2016 | Museum of Fathers


 Installation test below:

India Zegan | A history of wind: The tree would only be found at higher altitudes (I- VII), 2016 | Museum of Fathers

Thursday, 1 September 2016

Catching up with documentation #2: Ghosts: ACR/MEJ # 26-37

The following blind embossed woodcuts, Ghosts: ACR/MEJ # 26-37, were made during 2011-2013. In June 2016 I de-framed these works so that they could be properly documented for the first time.

Background: An earlier post on my blog (dated 06/08/2012) documents the objects that these woodblocks directly reference. I started making the objects in the early spring of 2010 by hand stitching panels of fabric into the leg holes and waist bands of 12 pairs of mens underpants. The objects, ref. Ghosts: ACR/ MEJ # 1-12, were then filled with sand and photographed, ref. Ghosts: ACR/MEJ # 13-24. I then cut out the abstracted shapes documented in these photographs to create a template for the embossed woodblocks that I would make. This suite of prints was conceptually conceived as a blind embossed series.

This suite of woodcuts, and the associated objects and photographs, references a primary document that is held in state government archives.

Print details:
2x A/Ps
1x Printer's copy
Edition: 1-7
Printed on dampened Magnani Pescia paper (300gsm)
Paper support dimensions: 41x 29cm
Printer: Nick Summers, Plum Press
Documentation: Felicity Jenkins




India Zegan Museum of Fathers| Ghosts: ACR/MEJ #26 (2011-2013)


India Zegan Museum of Fathers| Ghosts: ACR/MEJ #27 (2011-2013)

India Zegan Museum of Fathers| Ghosts: ACR/MEJ #28 (2011-2013)

India Zegan Museum of Fathers| Ghosts: ACR/MEJ #29 (2011-2013)

India Zegan Museum of Fathers| Ghosts: ACR/MEJ #30 (2011-2013)

India Zegan Museum of Fathers| Ghosts: ACR/MEJ #31 (2011-2013)

India Zegan Museum of Fathers| Ghosts: ACR/MEJ #32 (2011-2013)

India Zegan Museum of Fathers| Ghosts: ACR/MEJ #33 (2011-2013)

India Zegan Museum of Fathers| Ghosts: ACR/MEJ #34 (2011-2013)

India Zegan Museum of Fathers| Ghosts: ACR/MEJ #35 (2011-2013)

India Zegan Museum of Fathers| Ghosts: ACR/MEJ #36 (2011-2013)

India Zegan Museum of Fathers| Ghosts: ACR/MEJ #37 (2011-2013)