From Every Fragment Is a Total Fragment by Ari Kakkinen
Inscriptions consist of long exposures and painting with light in public libraries. Long time with extra light produces an indifferent negative. Then the 8x10” negative is scanned. From the indifference of the negative the image is reached by increasing contrast in Photoshop step by step.
What was first shot in the archives of knowledge is now another kind of ”archeological” knowledge – knowledge about conventions of knowledge.
Inscriptions are a twisted reflection of metaphysics of light, the western tradition of the foregrounding day and its light (the sun) before night and its obscurity. The works are questioning the affiliation of seeing and knowledge, which was announced in Plato’s cave.