TO BE A PALE COPY
DYE SUBLIMATION PRINTS ON POLYESTER
These photographic prints of Berenice Abbott’s images—taken for physics textbook studies of wave interference patterns of light through water—are repurposed as flags on fabric, emphasizing of their iconic compositions and central geometric forms. Abbott was part of various Parisian and New York City social circles of the time, including that of Modernist photographers and the lesbian community; her photographs of figures like Gertrude Stein and Alice B Toklas have ended up in notable archives since then. How, within the language of physics, is the construction of identity represented through cloaking, reinforcement, or interference patterns?