From:Nathan Lyons Research Center, Visual Studies Workshop
Name/TitleHands / The Echo Of the Hand Picked Up By a Telecopier Across the Room
About this objectImage of Sheridan’s hand with the index finger pointing and face distorted through manipulation of a photocopier’s drum. Sheridan wrote that this manipulation made the images appear to “day dream.” Part of a series of xerographic images of a hand and face treated with increasing distortion.
MakerSheridan, Sonia Landy
Date Madeca. 1974
Medium and MaterialsXerographic print.
Inscription and Marksrecto of mat: [pencil] 81:116:20
verso: [pencil] 81:116:20
Measurements27.3 cm x 21 cm (image)
27.8 cm x 21.7 cm (sheet)
Subject and Association DescriptionSonia Landry Sheridan is a visual artist, educator, and theorist. Through her work and pedagogy, Sheridan has explored the intersections between art, science, and technology. She is a pioneer of xerographic art, and founded the Generative Systems program at the Art Institute of Chicago. Sheridan has been the editor of Leonardo, a journal examining the application of science and technology in the arts. Her work has been exhibited and collected throughout the world. She has been a Guggenheim Fellow and is a three time National Endowment For the Arts grantee.
Subject and Association KeywordsSonia Sheridan
Subject and Association KeywordsXerography
Subject and Association Keywords1970s
Subject and Association KeywordsHand
CollectionCollection of Visual Studies Workshop