To Build a Fire

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To Build a Fire

To Build a Fire is an engraving that reproduces an image from an imaginary survival manual. The drawing illustrates a survival strategy used by a visual researcher: the light that passes through the photographic lens can kindle a fire. The title comes from a story by Jack London in which the need to light a fire is the only way to stay alive.

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Etching on cotton paper, 40 x 60 cm