For their final season in its current guise, Printworks London invited us to create a series of interventions to celebrate the space and announce their final programme.
The first of these was to create a content generation engine, in the form of a physical light printer, that was able to produce imagery for long exposure photography, and film.
We've been interested in persistence of vision, time slicing and esoteric light exposure effects for a while. This installation exposes thin slices of light in precise repeated motions, the sum of which create the full image.
The process of creating imagery this way speaks to the building's history of mechanised image making as a former printworks, and the impermanence of experience and memory.