Imprints Celebrated through the Process of Gathering
collaborative exhibition by Jill Fitterer and Laura Berman
16-20 September, 2009, IMPACT 6 International Printmaking Conference
In the spirit of the IMPACT conference‘s 10-year anniversary, we are presenting this exhibition which gathers together in celebration and collaboration a harvest of our unique personal collections. Physically these collections are amassed of animal and mineral matter– but to us the hair and rocks are collections of prints. A rock holds an impression that depicts its own origin, while the DNA imprint held in each strand of hair maps a specific individual.
Printmaking and science are related by iterative practices, and in this context we consider this work to be an interdisciplinary practice. In contrast to the influence of technological advances in the printmaking field, this exhibition directs the viewer to the humble yet equally important origins of print– as a culture of harvesting, recording, examination and recreation.