Clement Valla, “Samples from seed drawing 51”
RRose Editions, 2014
250 numbered copies
Risograph printed at Après-Midi Lab, on 150g Munken Lynx Rough Paper
Co-published with XPO Gallery
The drawings in this book were produced online by anonymous workers through Amazon.com‘s micro-labor market known as Mechanical Turk. The drawings began with an initial seed drawing that was copied 8 times. Each of these copies was then copied in turn, and so on, so that all the drawings are copies of copies of copies of the original seed drawing – a huge game of ‘telephone’ played out in a 2-dimensional grid. Each page tracks the distance of the drawings from the original seed.