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Production Narrative

by PB Hastings

Mold made of Zöe Brookes' torso in 9th month of third pregnancy; Fortran casting of mold made for costume by Mark Prent of Pinkhouse Studios in Vermont. Digital image research and creation for projection onto torso; photographs and video taken of projections and printed on archival inkjet. Science Encyclopedias picked up on the street the night before community big trash pick-up; all genetics references removed, categorized and stored. Collect potential genetic samples from family members – hair, fingernails, blood; date and archive samples. Genetic molecule disease indicators selected from bio-informatics database and code downloaded; downloaded java-based molecule imaging application (iMol); designed look of molecules, animated, and captured quicktime movies and jpegs, printed archival images of molecules. Scarlet Letter selected and purchased from Whitlock Farm Book Barn, Bethany, CT; packed and flown to Frogn, Norway; read, re-read, marked up, highlighted; pages removed, pages added from science books; pop-ups created and inserts added; dust jacket removed, altered and replaced.

The Scarlet Genotype

Agents

Pattie Belle Hastings

type: initiating

role:
artist
author
publisher
designer
photographer

nationality:
born: USA

dates:
birth: 1961-03-24


Nathaniel Hawthorne

type: other

role:
author

nationality:
born: USA

dates:
birth: 1804-00-00
death: 1864-00-00


Publication Information

edition type: unique

publisher: workinprocess

place: New Haven, CT, USA

dates:
conception: 2004-05-00
production: 2004-06-00: 2004-10-00
publication: 2004-10-00

note: Most of the production took place in Frogn, Norway [PB Hastings]

Measurements

vertical: inches closed

Production Information

production means:
inkjet (AAT)
laser (AAT)
assemblage (local)
collage (local)
painting (local)

binding: mashine sewn (local)

substrate:
bookBlock: paper

media:
collage (AAT)
drawing media (AAT)
other paint (AAT)
plastics (AAT)
bodily fluids (local)
ink (local)
mixed (local)
other

Appearance

format: codex (AAT)

color: yes

enclosures:
item: item 1: (cover) archival poly envelope with archival inkjet, w/hair (from daughter of the artist)
item: item 2: glassine envelope with archival inkjet, ziplock w/fingernails (the artist’s)
item: item 3: glassine envelope with archival inkjet, ziplock w/hair (the artist’s)
item: item 4: glassine envelope with archival inkjet, ziplock w/hair (the artist’s)
item: item 5: ziplock w/blood stained paper towel (from husband of the artist)
item: item 6: glassine envelope with archival inkjet, ziplock w/hair (the artist’s)
item: item 7: glassine envelope with archival inkjet, ziplock w/hair (the artist’s)
item: item 8: glassine envelope with archival inkjet, ziplock w/hair (the artist’s)
item: item 9: glassine envelope with archival inkjet, ziplock w/hair (the artist’s)
item: item 10: glassine envelope with offset postcard

Content

pagination: paginated

numbered?: unnumbered

signed?: unsigned