CDN Warren, Shade Studies
In Shade Studies CDN Warren explores the typewriter’s capacity for painting, weaving and composing mindbending patterns and structures.
From the artist's foreword:
Shade Studies constitutes the results of a protracted, exhausting and at times faltering conversation between myself and an Olivetti Roma. Twelve experimental works, each of which helped form and inform the next in an exponential unraveling over which I was glad to quickly lose all control. The process of producing these studies has been an education; full of surprises, and far more like the progress of a snowball than a planned meander; a downhill tumble taken hand in hand with a machine I now know intimately well.
The varieties, the impressions, the subtleties of depression: Shade Studies takes the ink hit of typewriter metal on page back to the Proto-Indo-European root of Study – “steu” to hit, to push, to knock, beat, apply diligently – and demonstrates a dance in the depths of the ink pools of each letter. Dam impressive: these elegant patterns make a new art of shaped waters.
12 typewritten Shade Studies, 32 pages, digital print on 150 gsm matte nsc paper. Pale yellow cardboard cover. Handbound in an edition of 99 copies. A4 format.