I’m working with spraypaint, masking out comicbooks to create new narratives or poems, with reference to works like William Burrough’s cutups, Tom Phillips A Humument and Mark Z. Danielewski’s House Of Leaves.
I want to explore displacing narrative. So, highlighting elements of dialogue, imagery or descriptive text across multiple comic books then hanging them together to create a new, sequential narrative.
I’m experimenting with different methods of highlighting (masking, scraping / wiping away the paint when wet / dry, leaving parts of the pages still-visible when looking at them in a certain light etc) and with different colours / types of spray paint. So far enamel engine paint seems to be the best – it gives a luxurious, glossy coating to the pages and makes them feel more like sculptural objects than printed paper.
He Knows What It Must Be
Through The Door
Nothing Has Changed You Have Arrived