The lab is the collaboration platform of edition.studio. It is the confluence of distinct, sensitive experiences in which craftsmanship, research, trial, and materials, are used to create limited-edition objects, characterized by our collaboration with fellow partners.

The lab is the collaboration platform of edition.studio. It is the confluence of distinct, sensitive experiences in which craftsmanship, research, trial, and materials, are used to create limited-edition objects, characterized by our collaboration with fellow partners.

DUST, The plates of the present
2018
Paul Gacon, Victoire Coyon, Adrien Menard

Photogram project organized by Thomas Fougeirol and Jo-ey Tang

The plates of the present, is a project based on the photographic process of a photogram. In February 2013, artist Thomas Fougeirol and artist/curator Jo-ey Tang set up a photographic darkroom(nicknamed DUST) in Ivry-sur-Seine, bordering Paris. Since then, 130 participants have come through The plates of the present, comprising over 1,000 prints and a film. The project is named after the beginning of a sentence in William Henry Fox Talbot's The Pencil of Nature (published in six installments between 1844 and 1946), the first photographically illustrated book. An exhibition was curated by Sonel Breslav at Baxter St/Camera Club of New York, New York in 2015 with a book published by Blonde Art Books and Secretary Press. A second exhibition was curated by Jo-ey Tang and Thomas Fougeirol at Galerie Praz Delavallade, Paris in 2017. At the end of 2018, the entire archive entered the permanent collection of Centre national d'art et de culture Georges-Pompidou, Paris.

“The plates of the present, work are impressed by the agency of Light alone, without any aid whatever from the artist's pencil. They are the sun-pictures themselves, and not, as some persons have imagined, engravings in imitation.”- William Henry Fox Talbot, The Pencil of Nature.

Detail: 4 unique prints, fiber paper. 30cm × 40cm / 11.81in × 15.75in