Signals, screenprints on various street signs, 2021. Flash photography alters their appearance.
Macro lens photos of insects collected from the Schlachthof buildings are edited and simplified for screenprinting. As they are printed in white and black on reflective signs, flash photography alters their appearance making white ink black in the photo. Scaling up the insects from tiny flies, bees, or wasps, makes visible the hidden behaviour and insect life that awakens in the spring and signals change. The use of street signs draws viewers’ attention to the activity around them and combines industrial human activity with the smallest creatures that share the planet alongside us. Some of the insects appear dead while others are active in flight. Signals is a wake up call that our actions impact more than humans on our shared planet.