Subject 1, 2012
Inkjet, 42" x 45.25"
During World War 2 my studio was used as a facility to mass-produce penicillin for Allied soldiers overseas. Photo-documentation was made of lab technicians and the techno-industrial working environment that surrounded them. The large-scale ink jet prints in Abstraction Series are interventions on scans of these archived photographs. Some were shot in the same room I produced the images. With an interest in notions of self-determination and self-liberation at the level of subject-object relations, this project imagines female lab technicians separated from the objects that constitute both the means and objective of their work.