Impermanent Shadows (Lumen)- Book Series
Single edition light sensitive handmade book
Lumen prints and natural dye ink
10.6 x 13.4 x 2.8 cm, 13 pages
The lumen book is another development of the original lumen prints. I applied book as the medium due to the authenticity of touch. It is the first piece for Impermanent Shadows Book Series. This book series works with the concept of durational images- the images as the performers that are unfixed, dynamic and constantly growing, made by applying different photosensitive materials and cameraless photography.
The first book Impermanent Shadows (Lumen) works with the concept that all the images and texts are gradually fading and changing over time, since the book pages are the unfixed lumen prints on photo paper themselves, and the texts are written with self made light sensitive natural dye ink. Thus, both the images of the pages and the handwritten texts here are fading with light participation and time passing, and also while the readers are reading the book on their hands.