Slow News in Fascist Times, 2017
The First 100 Days: Excerpt of 4 images from a total of 12 images
Black and white gelatin photographs and digital prints on newsprint
Dimensions 12" x 12" photographs, 17" x 11" newsprint
Edition of 10 each
About the work: Slow News in Fascist Times is currently in-production, and represents an ongoing project that began the day the Trump administration took office, on January 25, 2017. The content is journalistic photographs I find in daily newspapers and online of Trump and his team doing their daily work of running this country into the ground. Either through the dismantling of US government agencies by selecting corrupt industry executives and representatives to take power, or writing executive orders that eliminate entire agencies, or whatever the cancerous catch of the day is for them. I am watching this with eyes wide open and in semi-paralysis. To process the news, I shoot the photographs with my iPhone (eye-phone) and then in a very basic way deconstruct them until they become something else. I turn these images into negatives and print them in the darkroom as black and white photographs. These also become digital prints for a very slow newspaper that will come out every six months or so. The work will be divided into sections of 100 days, with each chapter containing between 10-20 new images. This series will continue for the duration of this xenophobic, claustrophobic, homophobic and everything beautiful and alive and miraculous-phobic administration. Fuck them.