LEANNE EISEN
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Scanner Experiments: Paper
"The tyrant masterful hand that crafted her previous series of dioramas (little, neurotically perfect worlds, on their own right), now recedes into the experimental unpredictiveness of her new method. There is still an author and a machine, but none of them can create her works without the other . . . Introducing an intentional glitch on working replicating machine, she reintroduces chaos and surprise into the pictures."

- Oscar Gomez Poviña,VNFOLD Magazine


". . . some, like the image above, almost have the look of the half-developed sheets of photographic paper that I used to scavenge from the darkroom wastebaskets because I thought they were so lovely. But nostalgia for materials aside, these are seriously intriguing images. Some have an almost-scientific quality to them that turns me off a little, or at least doesn’t grab me in the same heart-pulling way that the soft, dreamy ones do. Even so, the mass of lines reminds me about how scanners actually pick up information from objects, flat surfaces, negatives, and the like. The tangles make me think that Leanne’s tricking the technology, forcing it to bend to her artistic will, and in the process, the software revolts and goes haywire. This could be part of the appeal for me—or it could be the fascination of not really knowing quite how the images are made."

- Elena Potter, Plan for a Miracle: Explorations in Toronto Art



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