DUST: THE PLATES OF THE PRESENT AT BAXTER ST. CCNY
Nearly three years ago, artists Thomas Fougeirol and Jo-ey Tang began a project with the intent of turning a small storage space in Ivry-sur-Seine, a suburb just southeast of Paris, into a means of communal production.
An improvised darkroom was built and friends were invited.
The space was named Dust and the residency, The plates of the present. The name was inspired by a well-known text in The Pencil of Nature (1844–1846), a groundbreaking photographically illustrated book by William Henry Fox Talbot, the pioneer of 19th century picture making in both optical and chemical aspects of photography.