The Evening Pink
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The Evening Pink — Making the First Edition. Exploring the historical, physical, and theoretical processes informing the project.
The Evening Pink, in brief: A Psychedelic (Anti-) Western shot at the twilight of climate fallout, The Evening Pink was created in landscapes severely affected by drought, fire, flood, and the total disruption of seasons, ecologies. A conscious revisiting of the Western genre, the project re-casts climate change as the looming violence on the Western frontier.
The Evening Pink — Artists' Book. This is the base for the forthcoming edition (Autumn '18). Please see video above for complete info on the photographs (hint: pink skies mean smoke).
The Evening Pink:
An Anti-Western shot at the twilight of climate fallout, The Evening Pink follows performers confronting “Climate Dysphoria” — fears of civilization-collapse through climate change — in a landscape severely affected by drought, fire, flood, and the total disruption of seasons, ecologies. A conscious revisiting of the Western genre, the project is comprised of unique photographic prints, books, and film-based works created between the Pacific Ocean and interior American West.
In The Evening Pink, concept images from dreams and nightmares meet the real world. Neither strictly cinematic nor documentary, it is rather a documentation of a performance carried out in the world. Through chance encounter, the Western genre becomes a means to examine the American Mythology as it functions in the day-to-day.
The Evening Pink pushes the Western to The Pacific specifically to examine the physical, psychological, and ideological limit of the West. In the real world and in the construction of the Western narrative, the Pacific has been the limit. For performers — seeking to confront fears of civilization collapse — this limit experience is paramount. Scenes are often created amidst so- called “Extreme Weather Events,” re-casting climate change as the looming structural violence on the Western frontier.
The Evening Pink has been made through a materials-driven process. Climatic processes
enter from film capture to print: 4x5 and 8x10 film are regularly exposed to rain, hail, harsh light, and otherwise affected by the decay of the canvas and wood view camera (circa 1900). Often shooting after dark, the film grain reveals a structural proclivity toward red, particularly in deep shadows, revealing an organized, organic feedback.
After film capture, images are rendered through pigment transfer printing. A blend of printmaking and analog photographic processes, I create pigment-base negatives/ positives before transferring with my own chemistry. No print can be replicated. Books are produced from scanned, unique prints. Installations include works ranging from 4x5” to 50x60.”