Latence
Dessins
2010



Ismail Bahri, Latence, Staatliche Kunsthalle Karlsruhe, Allemagne, 2011


La série de dessins Latence est constituée de l’imbrication de bulles transparentes, d’écumes lactées. Dans son évaporation, l'encre mélangée au lait reflue, laissant derrière elle une fine lamelle de liquide coagulé, une auréole translucide à peine visible. Ces dessins sont des images latentes parce qu'elles tardent à apparaitre. L’acte de dessiner se fait dans la lenteur, dans l’attente que l'évaporation du lait révèle ses stries. Ces stries sont des marqueurs lents du temps. Le dessin procède par sédimentations : plus il met du temps à être travaille et plus les stries s'accumulent.


In each of these drawings, the artist uses a brush to trace a circle of milk and ink on glass plate, then waits several hours for the admixture to coagulate and dry. During this waiting period, the glass plate is rotated about and the centrifugal force from this rotation creates a deposit , the material leaving a thin trace in its wake. Bahri’s approach here is based on the time required by and the process of organic evolution, where the device used can be seen as being related to the developer bath. According to the same principle, each drawing constitutes a unique step in his research.



Fiche technique / Latence / français / Pdf.
Texte sur Latence / français / Pdf.
Technical sheet on Latency / english / Pdf.
Text on Latency / english / Pdf.




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Ismail Bahri, Latency, milk on  glass, 24 x 18 cm, 2010

 

Ismail Bahri, Latency, milk on  glass, 24 x 18 cm, 2010

 

Ismail Bahri, Latency, milk on  glass, 24 x 18 cm, 2010

 

 

 

 

Ismail Bahri, Latency, ink and  milk on glass, 24 x 18 cm, 2011

Ismail Bahri, Latency, ink and  milk on glass, 24 x 18 cm, 2011

Ismail Bahri, Latency, ink and  milk on glass, 24 x 18 cm, 2011

Ismail Bahri, Latency, ink and  milk on glass, 24 x 18 cm, 2011

 

 

 

Ismail Bahri, Latency, ink and  milk on glass, 24 x 18 cm, 2011

Ismail Bahri, Latency, ink and  milk on glass, 24 x 18 cm, 2011

 

Ismail Bahri, Latency, ink and  milk on glass, 24 x 18 cm, 2011

Ismail Bahri, Latency, milk on  glass, 24 x 18 cm, 2011

 

 

Ismail Bahri, Latency, ink and  milk on glass, 24 x 18 cm, 2011