{ "objects" : [ { "embark_ID" : 13824, "URL" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Objects-1/info/13824", "Disp_Access_No" : "2006.7", "_AccNumSort1" : "", "Disp_Create_DT" : "2003", "_Disp_Start_Dat" : "2003", "_Disp_End_Date" : "2003", "Disp_Title" : "Found Portraits Collection: from the Cambodian Killing Fields at Tuol Sleng", "Alt_Title" : "", "Obj_Title" : "", "Series_Title" : "", "Disp_Maker_1" : "Binh Danh", "Sort_Artist" : "Danh, Binh", "Disp_Dimen" : "18 1/8 x 53 1/8 in. (46.1 x 134.9 cm)", "Disp_Height" : "18 1/8 in.", "Disp_Width" : "53 1/8 in.", "Dimen_Extent" : "with frame", "Medium" : "Chlorophyll prints on leaves with resin", "Support" : "", "Disp_Medium" : "Chlorophyll prints on leaves with resin", "Info_Page_Comm" : "The faces of prisoners murdered in the Cambodian Killing Fields of the Khmer Rouge are memorialized in Binh Dahn’s series of portraits printed on living leaves. The artist makes his chlorophyll prints by pressing a leaf and a photographic negative together between glass plates and exposing them to sunlight for several months. The natural process of photosynthesis transfers the photographic image to the leaf. After printing, the leaves are suspended and preserved in resin. As many as 30,000 prisoners were held captive at the prison between 1975 and 1979. When the Vietnamese army liberated the prison, 6000 photographs remained to bear witness to the individuals who suffered there. The original negatives are housed in the Tuol Sleng Museum of Genocide, located in the former prison. A catalog of the images can be found at Cornell University. [Gallery label text, 2009] Bin Danh creates what he calls "chlorophyll prints" by pressing a living leaf and a photographic negative between glass plates and exposing them to sunlight. After a period of several months, through the natural process of photosynthesis, the image becomes visible and permanent. For this particular piece, Danh made negatives from photographs taken of prisoners before they were murdered by the Khmer Rouge during the Vietnam War. After being 'printed,' the leaves were suspended in resin. Life, death, and the ways in which we preserve the past are all important considerations in Danh's work. [Gallery label text]", "Dedication" : "Marion Stratton Gould Fund", "Copyright_Type" : "Under Copyright", "Disp_Obj_Type" : "Print", "Creation_Place2" : "American", "Department" : "", "Obj_Name" : "", "Period" : "", "Style" : "", "Edition" : "", "Curator" : "", "Images": [ { "ImagePath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/images/2006.7_A2.jpg", "ThumbnailPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Thumbnails/2006.7_A2.jpg", "PreviewPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Previews/2006.7_A2.jpg", "IIIF_URL": "http://iiif.gallerysystems.com/2006.7_A2.jpg", "IsPrimary" : "1", "_SurrogateID" : "39395", "Image_Type" : "digital image", "Photo_Credit" : "", "Remarks" : "On disk labelled "MAG 10/12"", "View" : "" } , ] },{ "embark_ID" : 13832, "URL" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Objects-1/info/13832", "Disp_Access_No" : "2006.8", "_AccNumSort1" : "", "Disp_Create_DT" : "2005", "_Disp_Start_Dat" : "2005", "_Disp_End_Date" : "2005", "Disp_Title" : "Sarcophagus Collage", "Alt_Title" : "", "Obj_Title" : "", "Series_Title" : "", "Disp_Maker_1" : "Marietta Ganapin", "Sort_Artist" : "Ganapin, Marietta", "Disp_Dimen" : "19 3/16 x 19 3/16 in. (48.8 x 48.7 cm)", "Disp_Height" : "19 3/16 in.", "Disp_Width" : "19 3/16 in.", "Dimen_Extent" : "with frame", "Medium" : "Postcards", "Support" : "", "Disp_Medium" : "Paper collage", "Info_Page_Comm" : "Marietta Ganapin's kaleidoscopic, seemingly abstract collages started life as reproductions of art works printed in exhibition brochures and catalogues. She made this particular piece especially for the exhibition Extreme Materials at the Memorial Art Gallery in 2006, cutting tiny details from hundreds of postcards featuring the Egyptian inner coffin of Pa-Debehu-Aset in the Gallery collection, 2000.11.2. Even though today's technology would allow her to generate these intricate patterns fairly quickly on a computer, she prefers the painstaking work that allows her to create hand-crafted objects. The end result resembles a vivid Buddhist mandala. [Gallery label text]", "Dedication" : "Marion Stratton Gould Fund", "Copyright_Type" : "Under Copyright", "Disp_Obj_Type" : "Collage", "Creation_Place2" : "American", "Department" : "", "Obj_Name" : "", "Period" : "", "Style" : "", "Edition" : "", "Curator" : "", "Images": [ { "ImagePath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/images/2006.8_A1.jpg", "ThumbnailPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Thumbnails/2006.8_A1.jpg", "PreviewPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Previews/2006.8_A1.jpg", "IIIF_URL": "http://iiif.gallerysystems.com/2006.8_A1.jpg", "IsPrimary" : "1", "_SurrogateID" : "22410", "Image_Type" : "digital image", "Photo_Credit" : "", "Remarks" : "", "View" : "" } , ] }, ] }