What occurs when even in our efforts to preserve, we destroy and distort? Why are certain images, symbols and values acceptable to destroy in the effort of maintaining aesthetics, or upholding popular conventions?
Project (e) asks participants to analyze examples of this conservation-destruction relationship. A bilingual and biannual subscription delivered through a series of screenings accompanied by printed books, (e) utilizes the visual language of the tools it critiques. Each new edition of (e) is presented as an unfinished document that asks participants to analyze a visual convention and comment on it. Magnified imagery is put under the microscope in order to scrutinize its details to create a reading experience inviting a closer look. The images are then paired with a text that encourages a parallel reading experience. Project (e), is named after Euler's number, which is used in calculating exponential growth and decay. True to its nature (e) evolves with future issues continuing to critique the ways in which we conserve and maintain.