What it is like to be what you are not, 1993
1 cardboard sheet with nine cutout postcards
49,9 x 34,8 cm
Signed, dated and numbered
Edition of 34
Published by H. M. Klosterfelde Edition
The series is based on a research an Austrian scientist did in the end of the 19th century. He would put spiders under different substances like caffeine, mescalin or LSD in order to see how that would affect the shape of the spiders web and also their activeness.
8 of the cutout offset printed postcards show the same spider webs under the influence of different drugs. The 9th image in the middle of the sheet shows a fly within a spider web under no substance influence. This spider web is printed in silkscreen with a “wet and view” ink that disappears once it is in contact with a bit of water and reappears once it dries.