Crime Scenes, Cont’d

Lift
Lift

PalmPalm, partial (detail)

 

i continue fascinated with the process of fingerprinting; pulling information out of invisibility with powdered pigment, brush, and tape. the way that fingerprints function as evidence, as a means of constructing narrative. the unidentified subject touched this. here. and here. the ways in which the information is partial, incomplete, the ways in which fingerprints stand in for identity.

all images: powdered graphite and tape on paper, 2017

Don’t Feed the Animals

Master copy after Cranach
Master copy after Cranach

 

On October 31, 1589, Peter Stubbe was executed by breaking on the wheel for the crime of Lycanthropy. According to a 1590 pamphlet published in London, Stubbe was guilty of cannibalism, murder, and the terrifying/delightful crime of ‘werewolfery.’

I’m thinking lately about chimerism, the thin barriers between the human/the animal, and the fine line of normativity that holds hunger at bay in the face of a barely-suppressed ferality.