These ten photo engravings document a sheet of paper being crumpled. Porter is interested in how the viewer gives meaning to what they see. By looking at this work, we mentally reconstruct the process which transformed the paper. Porter made this portfolio while working as part of the New York Graphic Workshop, a printmaking lab she founded with other Latin American expatriates which produced cheap and often disposable ‘serial objects’. This series includes a witty text written in the form of an interview by American poet and Fluxus artist Emmett Williams.
Gallery label, January 2019
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