Todd R. Forsgren
Ornithological Photographs / The World is Round / Post-industrial Edens / Resume
Untitled Re:Iterations / An Imperfect Representation / Other Works / Order a Book

Staring at the Sky and the Screen
Dreaming of Other Celestial Bodies
Wondering What They're Looking at
Breaking Branches and Bending Grids

Measuring Half-lives on the Horizon

Artist's Statement

Vanishing Points (after Rothko), Video, 2013.

I discovered a half open 4x5 film holder in a darkroom,
a darkroom that had not been used by anyone in years.
Inside the holder was a sheet of 4x5 film, unprocessed,
half exposed to light while the other half was covered.
I took the film out of the film holder and I scanned it.
Then I set the film, completely exposed, on my windowsill.
I watched the difference fade as both sides saw the light,
I scanned the film again and again, sometimes as positive,
But other times as a negative, until the sheet was a solid tone.