Explanation and Monoprints

In 2008, Esther Polak and Ivar van Bekkum followed, with GPS, the track of farmers that work the fields for crops.

The sand robot, which was developed by Esther Polak, did ride this same track scaled in time and space, over big sheets of paper. The tracks were fixed by using a special developed technique of mono-printing during the week of execution.

“In this piece we wanted to experiment with selling the work as a means of interaction with the public. As the public existed mostly of tourists we made a special price, which lasted during the exhibition period. One of the most striking things during the process of selling prints was the decision making process. One of the first collectors send an email stating: “Just give me two prints, as they are mostly alike, you can pick them for me”. But one day later we got this mail from overseas from somebody stating: “I really would like to buy two prints, but the ones depicting motion the best, are already sold out. Do you have more in stock that we could choose from?” Another person just could not chose whether to combine his favorite print with the one above it, or the one beside it and kept on doubting… Two days later his favourite print was sold to somebody else, but instead of being disappointed, the first collector felt flattered with having good taste!

The process was interesting…. and for now we foremost want to thank everybody who passed trough the tough decision making process and hope they will be very content with the prints as soon as they arrive by mail!”

Monoprints 01-09_01-09

Monoprints 01-09_01-09

Monoprints 02-01_02-09

Monoprints 02-01_02-09

Monoprints 03-01_03-09

Monoprints 03-01_03-09

Monoprints 04-01_04-09

Monoprints 04-01_04-09

Monoprints 05-01_05-09

Monoprints 05-01_05-09

Monoprints 06-01_06-09

Monoprints 06-01_06-09

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  1. Explanation and Monoprints « Says:

    […] Click here to read a short background story on this project en see the six sets of monoprints. […]

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