Steven PippinLaundromat-Locomotion (Walking in Suit) 1997

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Steven Pippin (born 1960)
Laundromat-Locomotion (Walking in Suit)
Date 1997
MediumPhotograph, gelatin silver print, on paper
Dimensionssupport: 761 x 763 mm
Acquisition Purchased 2001
Not on display


from Laundromat-Locomotion (Walking in Suit) (P78475-P78486; Complete group) Laundromat-Locomotion (Walking in Suit) 1997
Photograph on paper
support: 760 x 763 mm
on paper, print
Purchased 2001

Steven Pippin first experimented with temporarily transforming washing machines into cameras in 1989 after he had noticed a number of similarities in the workings of washing machines and the development of photographs. For him 'the elaborate and precise mechanism of the washing machine was a perfect system for making photographs. The eye of the machine (with the addition of an aluminium hood combining lens and shutter device) adapted to the transition of camera lens with the slightest of intervention. The pre-wash, rinse, main wash and final rinse cycles adapted to the chemical process of developer, rinse, fixer and final wash all of which were accurately temperature controlled… (read more)

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