FPS (60)


Silver gelatin photograms mounted on Dibond, 60 parts

152.4 × 6.4 × 1.9 cm (60 × 2 1/2 × 3/4 in.) (each) Overall dimensions: 152.4 × 1130.3 × 1.9 cm (60 × 445 × 3/4 in.)

FPS (60) or 60 Frames Per Second revolves around a frieze of sixty vertical panels characterized by their extreme finesse and chromatic disparity. All are large photograms, images made without a camera by exposing photosensitive paper directly to natural light, which the artist, Liz Deschenes, prefers to be nocturnal.

These long photograms are a means for her to turn the space in which they are exhibited "into an optical device where viewers can see themselves seeing and thus understand the construction of the photographic object as well as that of their own perception.” In a way, they also recall and carry on the chrono-photographic experience of the breakdown of the moving image as it was invented by the pioneers Jules-Étienne Maray and Eadweard Muybridge in the second half of the 19th century.