By E6 to C41: The Immaterial lightness of white , and others..
This is an experiment that i started in 1998/1999 . I could make this artworks, because i had the opportunity to have a professional photolaboratory with machine for development and print,and photographic services in Rome, Italy Usually, this is a process that you couldn’t do, because is as revolutioning the rules of photography development(indeed two artwork is titled so Revolutioning Rules) and is not recommended to develop a film shooted in E6 type and developed in C41 process , because It is not his natural process and for the risk of polluting the color baths It is worth the risk just before changing the color baths. the characteristic after development is to get a negative (even if the film remains ‘E6 and this is almost surreal get the negativity of a positive ), very contrasted with the highly saturated colors, which makes it difficult if not almost impossible to control the press balancing tones,. In this case, ,after developed the E6 film in C41 , i started to print obtaining a tonal balance as i wanted, in the press, curated personally by me with my Gretag with Zeiss optics that i had in the Lab.(i think it is possible to work it only in print machine for this kind of color balance) The results was amazing! as never before in analog I got a high color definition and contrast After some years, reviewieng negatives i thought that i would like make some Artwork, something even more different, because has been an unic and unusual experiment so, i scanned the images and then worked the artworks on the computer, without altering the image obtained by the press of analog, but built around the image a further narrative view ..So i can resume this artwork is a shooting made in E6 developed and printed in C41 and worked later in Digital Art and printed in fine art print.
These artworks that I selected ,for this project (there are many others, never shown on the web)are a proof of the result of this experiment began in 1999 (intentionally and not by mistake) with the analog and ended with the construction of the artworks in 2012, images of which still possess the negatives .
“The immaterial lightness of white” has been exposed in:
Premio Art Caffè letterario, 2012 Art Caffè via Ostiense 95 from 5 till 18 ottobre Art Caffè Letterario Roma
from 10 11 2013 al 22 12 2013
has been exposed with" Frammenti di Memorie (dopo Auschwitz)" in Premio Art Abitart Hotel Design from 10 11 2013 till 22 12 2013 -Via P.Matteucci 10/20 Roma Italy
“Immaterial lightness of white” ( l’immateriale leggerezza del bianco)
has been selected in february 2015 and is apperaring in rotation with other artworks, on the screen of the Saatchi Gallery London.
Premio Art Abitart Hotel Design from 10 11 2013 till 22 12 2013 via P.Matteucci 10/20 Roma,Italia
“Frammenti di memorie”(dopo Auschwitz) and Immaterial lightness of white (l'immateriale leggerezza del bianco)
has been exposed in “Premio Art Abitart Hotel Design from 10-11-2013 till 22-12-2013- Via P.Matteucci 10/20 Roma, Italy
in 2013 has been exposed for 8 months with the "Immaterial lightness of white" in Design Showroom "First House" via Chiana Rome Italy
Currently on sale on SaatchiArt.com/Alessandra Minottiartgraphic
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Alessandra Minotti © artgraphic