Excerpts from a Residual Atlas (2013)
Excerpts from a Residual Atlas is an ongoing installation project in conjunction with the publication series Sediment | Sentiment. Maps, graphs, and illustrations from an archeological study of illinois are manipulated and abstracted. Images are screen-printed on felt and flocked with dryer lint collected from over 30 individuals and various public laundromats in the area. Source imagery and typography for the series comes from an archeological study titled Woodland Period Occupations of the Napoleon Hollow Site in The Lower Illinois Valley by Michael D. Wiant that was withdrawn from the Chicago Public Library. The series uses collected dryer lint as a metaphor for daily sedimentation, and explores human residue as an archeological phenomenon.