prototype 1 test

Holly Pitre from Casa Tomada on Vimeo.

Video by Habacuque Lima.

  1. Sophie Tuleburg said:

    Who, where, and what will be the tattoo?

    • Hi Sophie!
      My original idea was to perfectly imitate the tattoo-gun-making method as T-Roe describes it to me in his letters. As I started to make the first gun, I realized how fragmented and incomplete T-Roe’s instructions are and how much information I could not get from him, just through writing. We cannot speak on the phone, since I am in Brazil now.
      I also realized that by interpreting his instructions, rather than just imitating them, I would come to understand the activity more completely. Right now, it’s my intention to make several versions of the tattoo gun, perfecting my understanding of it each time. I’m almost done with second one!
      At this point I am focused on making the guns and still deliberating on what image I will make with them. I think it would be interesting to tattoo not someone, but something, but of course, it has to make sense within the context of the collaboration.
      Thanks for your comments!

  2. said:

    holly! i just love this project of yours. did you know i used to work in a county jail in texas and i would talk about how to tattoo all the time with my GED students? for a while, i made quilted pillows out of scraps of the inmate uniforms. i’ll have to show you sometime. have an awesome time in Brazil and be sure to check out Rio, one of my fav places on earth. xo laura summerhill

    • Hi, Laura!!
      Thanks for your comment. I would love to see the quilted pillows, and especially hear about your conversations on how to tattoo. Please do tell.
      Hope you are well!

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