Amanda Marchand

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Lumen Notebook

If you tune in here from time to time, you will see updates and changes reflecting the kind of play and experimentation currently happening in my studio practice. For now, the Lumen Notebook is my "open studio." (See more on Instagram).

These photographs are made with traditional black & white darkroom papers. The process, called "lumen printing," reveals various latent colors when exposing different brands to sunlight and changing weather. Fixing the images with chemical fixers obliterates the color and the image. I scan the originals which simultaneously destroys them (as light passes over the paper) and preserves them as a new iteration. This work is rooted in the question, "What is a photograph?"

The pieces "Nothing" and "Everything" were a site specific installation in Margate, England, for "At the Violet Hour," a show curated in response to T.S. Eliot's poem, "The Wasteland," 2018.

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