Charles Lindsay, ‘Carbon’, 2016, Minor Matters Books
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Charles Lindsay

Carbon, 2016

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10 1/2 × 9 3/4 × 5/8 in
26.7 × 24.8 × 1.6 cm
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Location
Seattle
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Minor Matters Books
Seattle

Is it so farfetched to think of these as photographs? As pictures of reality? Certainly, they …

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Charles Lindsay
American, b. 1961
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Charles Lindsay likens his multimedia practice to that of a scientist, saying it “involves exploration, observation and imagination. But I hope to provoke questions as opposed to provide answers.” Lindsay, who received his education in geology, began his artistic career as a travelling documentary photographer; his most famous projects took him to Greenland, Indonesia, and the Arctic Circle. He is also well known for creating his own cameraless photographic process, involving spreading a carbon-based emulsion directly onto the photographic negatives. He often scans and manipulates these images, or uses them to create animations as part of multi-sensory installations. Lindsay has also been known to create kinetic sculptures from repurposed or discarded NASA equipment.

Charles Lindsay, ‘Carbon’, 2016, Minor Matters Books
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Is it so farfetched to think of these as photographs? As pictures of reality? Certainly, they picture the universe at work. . . . It would be a poet’s solution to call these images metaphoric.—Lyle Rexer, from the Foreword

Artists and scientists each have a role to play in telling our human story, and placing us in …

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Charles Lindsay
American, b. 1961
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Charles Lindsay likens his multimedia practice to that of a scientist, saying it “involves exploration, observation and imagination. But I hope to provoke questions as opposed to provide answers.” Lindsay, who received his education in geology, began his artistic career as a travelling documentary photographer; his most famous projects took him to Greenland, Indonesia, and the Arctic Circle. He is also well known for creating his own cameraless photographic process, involving spreading a carbon-based emulsion directly onto the photographic negatives. He often scans and manipulates these images, or uses them to create animations as part of multi-sensory installations. Lindsay has also been known to create kinetic sculptures from repurposed or discarded NASA equipment.

Charles Lindsay

Carbon, 2016

Book
10 1/2 × 9 3/4 × 5/8 in
26.7 × 24.8 × 1.6 cm
.
Location
Seattle
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