This information is from an exhibition brochure from 1992.
Tannebaum B (Curator and writer of text in the brochure) 1992, Adam Fuss: Photograms, Akron Art Museum, Ohio
Image references – Robert Miller Gallery, New York
Brochure design Bruce Morrill
Christian Schad used photograms in 1918 for art around objects – need to look him up.
“Photogram is a conveyor of literal fact” but then author then asserts that Adam Fuss has gone beyond that.
Adam Fuss has created the photograms in this exhibition by hanging a light, swinging in a circle over and using coloured filter swinging over coloured paper.
A little bit similar to how I was thinking of creating a wind generated dyeing machine for sculpture and possibly to use. But I could also use light to draw. I would need something that slowly unveiled the work to the light rather than slowly exposing, or I could slowly expose with a uv torch I guess but slow exposing would take a lot of imagination to set up a way of moving the torch.
The photograms are large and evoke a sense of the sublime, colour and suggestion of the universe and orbits. Tannebaum speaks of a sense of mystery, spirituality and references mandalas.
I am using the circle in my painting work but more in its function as a barrier rather than as a spiritual reference, but it will read a bit like a mandala too.
Untitled, 1992 (AF#N92) From back cover of the brochure.