hot slug

typewriter, thermal paper

 

typing sans ribbon on thermal paper requires the physical force of the slug to create the mark, which is vulnerable to fade over time, especially with exposure to sunlight. this piece acts as a supporting reading list for the AC sculpture, heat exposure. (texts excerpted from kevin mitchell, architecture and globalisation in the persian gulf region; cherian george, the air-conditioned nation, sara mills, gender & colonial space; makarand r. paranjape, cultural politics in modern india.)