Lou Mallozzi & Joseph Clayton Mills - Queen Sweep

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The artists swept the floor of the ESS recording studio, empty save
the grand piano. They used the collected dirt, combined with charcoal, graphite, and conte crayon, to make thirty-nine 18-inch square rubbings of the wood floor. Simultaneously, they recorded the process from close and distant perspectives. The rubbings were photographed, and the resulting
images were layered into three 13-image groups in Photoshop, generating the final images for the three screens used in the printing. The recordings were edited and layered in a similar accumulative fashion to distill the movements, gestures, and textures of the original two-hour process into a single 13-minute piece.

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from Ten x Ten 2017, releases September 9, 2017

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