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RE: Michal Macku, Gellages.

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Hi Loris,

Thanks for the explanation. Though would you have any idea how he gets
each layer of glass ontop of each other?

Quoting Loris Medici <mail@loris.medici.name>:

As the person responsible of bringing his work to Istanbul (along with
Sandy's, Keith's and Galina'a wonderful works), they're not carbon prints
on glass, they're gellages on glass. IIRC, gellages are made by lifting
the gelatine/image from the transparent plastic base of a particular Agfa
film (wasn't named by the artist but said that they aren't manufactured
anymore) using proprietary procedures and putting those on the substrate
they're going to be exhibited. Much like a polaroid emulsion lift.

Stunning, beautiful work indeed...


18 Nisan 2009, Cumartesi, 5:57 pm tarihinde, Marek Matusz yazmış:

They look like carbon prints. You can make prints directly on glass by
exposing through the back of the glass or transfer carbon print to the
glass support. How big  is his work?

 I made some carbon prints on glass last year and was heading for a
similar project of making tricolor carbons on 3 separate glass plates
sandwiched togeter. You would see aligned picture only at a certain
angle, otherwise you would see colors separating. I never made it past my
first color. Hurricane Ike came and all the glass plates that I stored in
the fridge went out with all the food when we lost power for several
days. Never went back to work on it some more.

Date: Sat, 18 Apr 2009 16:28:44 +0800
From: jacek@jagnight.com
Subject: Michal Macku, Gellages.
To: alt-photo-process-l@usask.ca

Hi all,

I just came from KL, Malaysia and I witnessed my first ever carbon
print done by Michal Macku and also another type of alternative
process i've never heard off, called Gellages! He had an exhibtion at
the Wei-Ling gallery on Jalan Scott street. I've never heard of the
artist before, his carbon work was very dark and intresting.
I spoke to a person who was running the gallery, and they told me he
had run a workshop a few weeks before, a real shame I would have loved
to have gone! Though she did say that there was a video recording of
the workshop, in which they will contact me to send me a copy! :)

What really shone was his glass works, the whole 3 dimensional works
were breathtaking! I'm unsure how he's done the glass pieces as it
could be that he's made his images digitally and then used an
engraving machine to etch it to the glass. Though his 3D looks like
he's spaced and added more transparent layers.
Here are links to his website, you need a fast connection to see it.

Has anyone see this artists work?

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