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Flaming Debt compiles performance collages about debt. Each photograph is a 'pataphysical record of performance of cutting and flaming. I started these performance-montages during and after the autumn fires in southern California in 2007. I was trying to get rid of credit cards. I realized that I wanted to create a walking piece. The walking was along a tall hill I repeatedly hiked in early spring at dusk. I shot the sagging canvasses of the late Steve Parrino at the Palais de Tokyo, the summer before. I collaged the layers of photographic images of Parrino's canvasses as if they were clothes hanging on a clothesline, to dry. I paid off a credit card. I cut up the credit card as a performance. I trashed the card. The hands and fingers themselves cut up digitally- I layered back into fields of Parrino/dusk walk. The compilations of image also borrow from, or are indebted to, various fragments from Isa Gentzken and the illusionist John Frederick Peto, an American nineteenth century painter of trompe-l'oeil. The next performance involves burning cards, as if, grilled tarot.

Materials: chromogenic print (lightjet)
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