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Failed Experiment
Failed Experiment
November 08, 2020

I drove to Crystal City to capture a shadow in the location of the former Crystal City Japanese Elementary School (and current site of Benito Juarez Middle School). After fussing around with composition and an unwieldy breeze and not enough direct contact with the fabric, sealing the fabric in a light-tight bag and driving back to Austin to fix the fabric in water, I ended up with a sheet of completely exposed emulsion with just a little variation in value where I had hoped to see my shadow.

I ordered two more sheets of fabric. I'll try again later next week but I probably won't drive back to Crystal City. Maybe I can find a way to connect Austin to the work.