Burn Out

Jocelyne Prince

Burn Out (2004)

Wall installation

Glass, burnt washcloths, wood, light

150x150x25 cm - each box: 36x36x25 cm

Decades old, worn out washcloths were collected from immediate family members. These cloths were sandwiched between plate glass and heated. The high temperature vaporizes the actual washcloth and leaves only a carbon residue. The resulting image creates a type of photograph that is the product of the original's own destruction/incineration.

Since the 1900s we have looked photography for accuracy and likeness. These quantifiable traits are applied to the subjective field of portraiture. Despite a different process Burn Out is a type of portrait. Variations in image density, amplified by the burn out process, have captured and imaged this accumulated wear. Burn Out becomes a phenomenological portrait of my aging family.

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Jocelyne Prince, Burn Out, installation view, Robert V. Fullerton Museum, Cal State University, San Bernardino, CA, 2007. Photo: Gene Ogami


Jocelyne Prince, Burn Out, installation view, Robert V. Fullerton Museum, Cal State University, San Bernardino, CA, 2007. Photo: Gene Ogami


Jocelyne Prince, Burn Out, installation view, Robert V. Fullerton Museum, Cal State University, San Bernardino, CA, 2007. Photo: Gene Ogami


Jocelyne Prince, Burn Out, detail of washcloth burn, Robert V. Fullerton Museum, Cal State University, San Bernardino, CA, 2007. Photo: Gene Ogami


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Jocelyne Prince

Burn Out (2004)

Wall installation

Glass, burnt washcloths, wood, light

150x150x25cm
each box: 36x36x25cm

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