BLIND GESTURES by Nicolás LAMAS

29 EUR

Blind gestures, is a photographic project that gathers 25 images scanned from dormant IPad screens.  Each scan registers the marks, scratches, fingerprints and dust indefinitely accumulated on the screen surface. In the process of gathering these images, Lamas establishes an unusual relationship between two electronic devices, using the scanner as photographic tool to "expose" the information that constantly changes and focuses on the "action space" of the tablets.  The forms that are revealed may seem to be spontaneous, tactile gestures without any criteria; but they are indeed the registered actions of clear logic made to activate various functions of the IPad, when it is turned on.  Each image is unique, unrepeatable and corresponds to a specific moment in the interaction with digital information. Beside each image is the name of the IPad owner, putting emphasis on the close relationship between the tablet and each user, and the traces left by contact with a personal electronic device that translates builds and interconnects a world that is on both sides of the screen.

"Nicolás Lamas has borrowed iPADs from different people and has subjected each individual screen to the same kind of scanner. The progress made by the scanner’s light as it registers a screen deals not only with an unpredictable, palimpsest-type situation but also composes that unintentionally complete and impressively expressive virtual image-to-be. Once printed, the latter becomes an exceptional witness, a physical document of each user’s iPad screen. In the end, there is one image-register per individual iPad and its corresponding print re-installs a notion of the painterly – as in modern action painting –, rendered through spontaneous, free, unobstructed gesture on a strictly limited flat support." (Jorge Villacorta)

Very very screen glossy cover – 56 pages
First limited edition of 250 copies
Your order is one of the 100 copies signed and numbered by Nicolás Lamas.
ISBN: 978-2-9601438-0-5