A printing press gets “up to color” by printing sheets and throwing them away until they’re right. Trash/treasure: in Italy the photographer was with kept these “makereadies” for each of his projects and bound them up into his own kind of alternative book afterwards. Purple where green should be…smudges…missing colors…wrinkles.
This scrambles the fetishization of the “final product.” Keeping the remnants is a part of being open about your work. Put another way, the work is all just a series of remnants.
Visual Editions is selling some extra sheets from their Tree of Codes project.