An experimental large-scale mark-making machine

Constructed from recycled steel and found engineering components, a 4 metre long arm is manoeuvred by means of a wooden handle attached to a crank mechanism mounted over the base.

The cutting tool at the far end of the arm creates marks in a freely spinning disc on the wall, making a block from which to make prints.

The work is exhibited as three components – machine, its operation (video footage) and the product (block-print). Presented in this order, each work aims to frame a stage of the making process.

Cargo Collective, Inc. Los Angeles, Calif.