"In my artistic practice I often adapt new techniques and try to find a joyful way to use the techniques as a reflection of the media itself. During my residency at the Frans Masereel Centrum I wanted to experiment with old printing techniques in combination with modern techniques such as laser cutting. I got the opportunity to print on a reproduction of the oldest printing press still in existance. Both the original machine and the reproduction I used are located at the Plantin Moretus Museum in Antwerp. The prints printed on this press show digital drawings of the press itself, which I then engraved on wood with the laser cutter. The prints are supplemented with a video that documents the whole process in the manner of informative Facebook videos. With this work I wanted to examine the revolutionary ways of spreading information that were introduced with the printing presses and now are changing again due to the internet with its digitality."
Selina Zürrer born 1992 in Munich, lives and works in Zurich.
Title of work: Info Press
03.04.2017 - 05.05.2017