Made as part of the exhibition The unruly apparatus (Lange Zaal, Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp).
Anthotypes are images made with plant-based photosensitive materials. Anthos (ἄνθος) is the Greek word for flower, and typos (τύπος) means as much as mark or impression. Using the particular process of anthotype photoprinting, one does not enter the dark room in order to create images. In fact, the harsher the sun shines onto the photosensitive material, the starker the contrast of the image. Depending on the amount of uv-light and the sensitivity of the plant-based pigments, this printing process can take days or even weeks. Similarly to the method of the photogram, the light-sensitive coating is partly covered from and exposed to the sun, which then burns the image into the paper. However, the printed image is never fixed and will fade away when exposed to sunlight. Eventually, the sun will destroy the image that she once created.