SPECIAL SPECIAL PRESENTS SHOW AND TELL
A series of digital exhibitions periodically delivered to your inbox. Special Special invites a selection of artists to produce or share work that can be viewed in the browser, downloaded, or streamed.
Show and Tell 09:
Flat Fix Files by Helen Galioto
Flat Fix Files is a monthly PDF file project by Helen Galioto.
Helen compiles new and archival photos she has taken into PDF-form and distributes them via email on the 12th of every month.
The PDFs are thematic and poetic, at times accompanied by text and found files such as writing excerpts and articles.
For this Show and Tell, Special Special is highlighting PDF 20200312 (The Complete Handbook of Perpetual Labour With Recent Photos).
This edition of Flat Fix Files documents a fashion show, moving through monochrome images that alternate between rushed models and a transfixed audience, supplemented by text written by Galioto that enhances the solemn and stoic feeling of the images.
Earlier Flat Fix Files are available to view on Helen’s website. They are thematically different, but consistent in the use of ironic humor found on signs and pamphlets juxtaposed with austere, ominous undertones.
To enjoy the work:
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Helen Galioto is a photo artist and dog walker living and working in the Bronx, NY.