The theme for the issue is Utopia. Taking this idea, I have used as a title Helmut Willke's word to describe a society without boundaries. Thinking of the total loss of global boundaries in an accelerated life that the internet brings, I am focused on how the Japanese catastrophe has impacted all of humanity, and is already yesterday's news in the normal cycle of things.
I am using found images from Japanese family photo albums to create a series of images to be printed over and over again, with the plates being distressed and destroyed as the process goes along. The result will be 510 unique images--all different in the way they have degenerated into nothingness--like the Japanese word zanzo, which describes a parting glance of something lost.
Each 4x5 inch image will be tipped into the magazine in a clear envelope with colophon. This is a video of the first phase in the process.