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Aziz + Cucher, You’re Welcome and I’m Sorry

Project Team Members (Powerhouse Arts Staff): Zaire Anderson, Luther Davis, Chris Kinsler, Dana Zinsser

project overview

In March 2021, artists Aziz + Cucher approached Powerhouse Arts to produce a series of unique prints
entitled “You’re Welcome and I’m Sorry”. The artist duo was initially introduced to Powerhouse through
Virtual Consultations where they consulted with Print Director Luther Davis regarding methodologies for
translating photography of performance into large-scale prints.

The duo’s interdisciplinary practice includes video, photography, printmaking, digital animation,
sculpture, and large-scale jacquard tapestries. Their work reflects on the boundaries of identity, questions
of reality and fiction, globalization, post-human conditions, and the intersections between the social, the
biological, and the technological. Their work searches for visual poetics that can express both the
anxieties and expectations of living in such a moment.

For this project, Powerhouse’s print team produced three large-format prints on canvas measuring 59
inches by 76 inches. The original material was sourced from a video installation presented in 2019 at
MASS MoCA. The imagery is collaged and then outputted on canvas by a combined process of large-
format Epson digital printing and screen printing. The colors were applied via four large screens
measuring 120 by 73 inches frame size — the largest offered by the Print Shop. The process required
several passes of ink to achieve the desired texture and sheen. Metal leaf was applied to the surface of the
works by the artists as a final element.

The works will be exhibited at Gazelli Art House in London in 2022.