Printer Meltdown

  • Phoebe Nightingale
  • Nina Delic
Featured on Tate Collective's Showcase. From a series called Printer Meltdown, I was inspired by an Elizabeth Wright print of a black circle on a white background. These works investigate what would happen if a print like Wright’s was to melt.
I froze printer ink into ice cubes. Then, I put each printer ink ice cube on a piece of photocopier paper, and let it melt. The ink melted slowly, for several hours. Different brands of ink had different effects. Epson turned a beautiful rust red colour. HP had a rich, dark black. Canon had strange, gritty excess.