Obturamentum cerevisia II
After years and years of collecting bottle tops from beer bottles, a man decided to donate the raw material for this creation to the costume designer. There are also champagne muselet caps in meaningful patterns applied, for the avid observer.
If this costume were to be worn on a conventional stage, its weight would tear it apart, as it is only fastened with pieces of duct tape. But it is –like all the costumes in this series– created for the stage that is the camera. It was only worn –standing still– for an hour or so, and the most obvious patches of tape are cloned out in editing. Thus, the camera frees the designer to play with ideas in a way that relies on certain characteristics of the media – which, of course, was selected exactly to achieve such playfulness.
Printed with pigment ink (Epson) by the photographer on 100% cotton paper (Hahnemühle photo rag baryta), Acer Cera II is one of twelve pictures in the series "Of the eyes he made window panes". The combination of pigment and cotton should in itself be one of the most durable media, but the surface has not been treated further and should be kept behind UV protection for optimal longevity. The image is presented with a white border, and signed on the front, below the print.
The print is edited in photoshop, but not a composite or a "look like a painting"-filtered image.
40 x 50 cm / 15.7 x 19.7 inches. Limited edition of 5. Not mounted.
Price includes Art Tax 5%.