Untitled (Stay)

This piece is another in the series of self-destructing Polaroids of my baby blanket. The images, once exposed, turned into an inky black over the course of 24 hours. After spitting out 16 exposures, I scanned them repeatedly for 24 hours. Then, selecting images, I used traditional materials involved in preservation (archival paper and ink, museum glass) in order to retroactively fix the images.

While the baby blanket carries a literal connection to my body/identity, this particular process of dissolving it into discordant patterns of repeated imagery and installing the images as artwork on walls is really a performance of the ever-human desire to fix, possess, remember.






(c) Lizzy De Vita 2011