Previous AA2A Artist

Mo White

Project summary:

I proposed to use the printmaking facilities at University of Wolverhampton to produce a new body of work using photo-etching techniques. This has enabled me to work both with the particular qualities of printmaking materials and the indexical status of photography – and to produce work, in printmaking, that refers to the serial nature and construction of narrative in the photographic image.

During the ‘residency’ I became increasingly involved in exploring photo-etching techniques and in different – and sometimes exhaustive - ways to originate the etching plate itself, comparing digital and analogue sources. As this specific technology (Neg-jet) is going out of use my efforts have been to concentrate on the retrieval of some of this knowledge and to work with its particular qualities.

The resulting prints, whose theme is movement, refers clearly to Eadweard Muybridge’s work ‘Animal Locomotion’ (1887) and presents the subtle changes in an action stilled to a series of images.

In addition to the support of the AA2A scheme and University of Wolverhampton, Hahnemuhle papers have sponsored the work.

'Mo at work in the print workshop'