Wait and see, Lithuania

Wait and see, Lithuania
The passing of time, chromatic evolution of photographic papers

installation wait and see veiled and unveiled portland Blue Sky fd cartier  2014

Creating a unique concept for each installation, f&d cartier places black and white photosensitive
paper and light – two fundamentals of photography – at the centre of its process. It is
a camera-less gesture that exemplifies the minimalist tendencies of these photographers; the
hanging seeks to revive their collected photographic papers of various qualities ranging from
1880 to 199by exposing them directly to the existent light in the different particular exhibition
spaces. Through a subtle interplay with the surrounding space, the chromatic transformation of
the paper begins: according to its composition and the nature of its contact with light, the flat
surfaces develop random colour patterns over time. To perceive the progressive saturation of
the paper, the spectator is asked to be patient and to remain still for a few moments in order to
observe a latent process, the meaning of which derives from the very act of being seen. Through
this project, f&d cartier are able to simply and powerfully create a mechanism that reveals a
passing moment, the traces of which remain visible, in abstract nuances, on the exposed media.