My Father Blind and Dying (1980)
Photographic chemicals and film negatives
25 x 40 x 18cm
Two black and white films negatives. I had used them to photograph my father who had become almost completely blind from Frederick's Ataxia, and was soon to die from the same disease.
One film I fixed but did not first develop (so all the emulsion with its potential image disappeared into the fixing fluid (remaining there like the image of a Navaho sand painting when it has been swept into a heap for use in healing rituals).
The other film I developed but did not fix, so it has gone gradually black.
They are exhibited with the chemicals used on them.
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