Scans at Home
By Sophia Rauch

2015

Paperback, 80 pages, 8.5x8.5"
ISBN 978-0-9916493-3-4

“It can be said that painting is merely a permutation of gestures, a string of decisions that are carefully exhausted. It is this looping interplay between probability and intention that yields a composite form. Cut the circuit that runs between the two and you are left with the breadth of its movement. Scans at Home is a chronicle of process: sequential stages of an image in a stop motion abstraction.

Instead of weaving actions together, Rauch unravels each into a catalogue of multiples. Each splice of the time-lapse portrait, no less pertinent than the next, marks a duration of thought. The repetition of imagery creates a visual broken record, insinuating the presence of a speed, but recalling the rigidity of a film strip, in an attempt to capture the act of making.”

Text by Jenna Rosenberg