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Vie Des Arts
E.C Woodley

During one week in the autumn of 1991, Iris Häussler cut out photographs and articles from several European newspapers and then cast them, one by one, into small aluminum trays filled with hot wax salvaged from the used candles of Milan’s churches. This produced almost five hundred wax tablets, each one fixing a clipping within a variable border as if they were 8 x 10 photographs. On the back of each, a strip of newspaper, set just beneath the wax surface, marks the news source and date.

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