By Jennie Waldow
DEC 21-JAN 22 | Art Books
Materially detached from Birnbaums finished products, her working documents chart the theoretical motivations behind each piece, along with the novel technical solutions she devised to translate thorny concepts into external space. While this is not a publication for the casual reader, its complexity and resolute physical presence dovetail with the concerns of Birnbaums body of work, linking means and ends.
By Adriana Farmiga
SEPT 2022 | Editor's Message
Clean, Flux, Solder, and Heat: the order of operations for joining metals. In this process of metalworking, flux is indispensable as a chemical agent that prevents funk and oxidationthough it should not be thought of as an antioxidant, like, you know, blueberries. You wouldnt want to ingest flux: it is highly corrosive, and it can actually cause a bit of drama in your joinery if its used improperly, or without precision and purpose. But as a mediating material between a metal surface and solder, flux facilitates amalgamation, and it generally makes for better transitions in a state of heat and flow.