Holborn Viaduct Staircase
Varying in intensity and content, dust is present everywhere in airspace. While cosmic dust is associated with dreamy beautiful visions, atmospheric dust, especially when perceived in the urban context, has largely negative associations. But the process of dust accumulating on surfaces of the built environment, forming patterns and inscribing marks, can have a different reading. Dust is an ever-forming fluid database constantly recording human actions and gestures.
Printing a photograph is an accumulation of pigmented dust on a surface. By photographing the dust marks on the large white tiles of the Holborn Viaduct staircase and printing them, the marks get formed again but this time fixed as a permanent record.
Transmissions: Holborn Viaduct Staircase; 2017, photograph on tinted resin, resin-plaster tiles, metal