Dayna Desireé Bartoli


Chronostasis is a handmade book containing photographic documentation of experiments in preserving collected plant samples in resin. Within the petri dish objects, preservation is only a temporal illusion. Bacteria continue to eat away at the organic material at a slow rate, dissolving parts of the samples to a point where all that is left is a transparent filmy residue.

Printed and hand-bound in Trondheim, Norway 2015. edition of 2.