Bound (Untitled) series
UTILITY | RELEASE series
The BOUND series presents cyanotypes made using utilitarian hardware and medical products in a non utilitarian manner. The theme of utility or labor, medicalization of the body, indexication (recording) aid my investigation of labor and the body. The cyanotype uses the free utility of UV light (the sun) to record the utilitarian objects in its purely potential form, outside of their utilitarian purpose. This image making inverts and ignores the intended purpose of the object(s), allowing for the form and it’s other potential to take precedent. As near self-portraits too, these images capture the objects used to aid in medical interventions. Severe medical interventions themselves create tension on the body’s ability to perform labor. In a strained relation to labor/production, other human and bodily potentialities—outside of labor/production—reveal themselves.