Sarah Robinson’s practice is concerned with technical perception and digital technologies’ effects on contemporary printmaking. This print reconnects digital data with materiality afforded by traditional print. “I spent time visiting, looking, and collaborating within the Belcher Wetlands. I trod with care having been met with a sign ‘Un-exploded Ammunition Risk Area’ on my first visit to this place. A drone was sent skywards while LiDAR scanning revealed boundaries of the heavily cratered surface that I walked upon. A retina-like scan digitally marks disclosure and obscure boundaries of safety with subtle layers of carbon applied by smoking the paper with wax tapers; usually a traditional alchemical etching process. Carbon is trapped between digital marks by running each sheet multiple times through my home inkjet printer. The Human becomes minute and immaterial amongst technologic algorithms revealed in this image of the land looking back and surrounding us.” It RE-mains to be seen
is one of 51 works selected as finalists in the 2021 Fremantle Arts Centre Print Award.