Tapestry
2014
Thermal-paper
5m x 2m x 2.5m


This work consists of rolls of thermal-paper, a material commonly used in early fax machines. The paper was painted with water and then subsequently heated with fire. Similar to the concepts of nature and culture, the already obsolete "new" material of thermal paper reflects the ever-changing relationship between humans and the outside world.

The motifs are reminiscent of cave paintings - the earliest records of this relationship - and because of the nature of the material, they also fade over time.The motifs are narrative, however they do not tell a specific story. Instead, they provide a starting point for storytelling and interpretation.












Joshua Zielinski - 2021