I'm also doing a risograph for the opener, which at its most basic is just an ink-based high-speed copy machine (apparently much more durable than standard copiers). What makes these great is that ink copies can be run through multiple times, whereas normal copiers use heat to imprint the image and can't be run through a second time. As a result, risograph art was developed using standard, solid colors and running the image through the printer multiple times. Zaratan has started playing with this technology, and I'm the first resident to be asked to create a risograph work on behalf of the gallery. I'll keep a few copies myself and the gallery will keep some, too. The creativity is mine and the cost is theirs.
The open studio was a success, too. I had quite a few visitors and a lot of discussions about the theory. Most people really liked the bold, charcoal drawings, and everyone agreed with the project's intent: to dissect the media and show how it really affects our identity and decision-making, whether we believe it or not.
I couldn't have done this without your help, so thank you. But now it's about enjoying the last weekend, seeing if people show up to the open studio, getting feedback if possible, and having a few beers with the cool artists who put this collective together. After that, it's only the future.
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