ARTWORK > Impress Me

Impress Me consists of respondent emails sourced from a failed relationship. Using alphabetized metal printing rods the text is hammered in to fragile paper letter by letter, thus giving the correspondences themselves a weighted and elevated impression. The works move from a highly legible to illegible state as the impact of the process increasingly tears and rips into the surface; a metaphor for the fragmenting relationship as it comes to an end.

Christos Pantieras greatfully acknowledges the financial support of the City of Ottawa and the Ontario Arts Council.

Impress Me (Installation View) 2005-2009
Email text hammered on to paper, six custom reading tables
11 x 15 in (each paper)
Impress Me (Detail) 2005-2009
Email text hammered on to paper, six custom reading tables
11 x 15 in (each paper)
Impress Me (Detail) 2005-2009
Email text hammered on to paper, six custom reading tables
11 x 15 in (each paper)
Impress Me (Detail) 2005-2009
Email text hammered on to paper, six custom reading tables
11 x 15 in (each paper)
Impress Me (Detail) 2005-2009
Email text hammered on to paper, six custom reading tables
11 x 15 in (each paper)
Impress Me (No.1.)

2005-2009
E-mail text hammered on to paper
11 x 15 in.
Impress Me (No.2.)

2005-2009
E-mail text hammered on to paper
11 x 15 in.
Impress Me (No.3.)

2005-2009
E-mail text hammered on to paper
11 x 15 in.
Impress Me (No.4.)

2005-2009
E-mail text hammered on to paper
11 x 15 in.
Impress Me (No.5.)

2005-2009
E-mail text hammered on to paper
11 x 15 in.
Impress Me (No.6.)

2005-2009
E-mail text hammered on to paper
11 x 15 in.
Impress Me (No.7)

2005-2009
E-mail text hammered on to paper
11 x 15 in.
Impress Me (No.8.)

2005-2009
Email text hammered on to paper
11 x 15 in.
Impress Me (No.9.)

2005-2009
Email text hammered on to paper
11 x 15 in.
Impress Me (No.10.)

2005-2009
Email text hammered on to paper
11 x 15 in.
Impress Me (No.11.)

2005-2009
Email text hammered on to paper
11 x 15 in.
Impress Me (No.12.)

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Email text hammered on to paper
11x 15 in.
Impress Me (No.13.)

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Email text hammered on to paper
11 x 15 in.
Impress Me (No.14.)

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Email text hammered on to paper
11 x 15 in.
Impress Me (No.15.)

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Email text hammered on to paper
11 x 15 in.
Impress Me (No.16.)

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Email text hammered on to paper
11 x 15 in.
Impress Me (No.17.)

2005-2009
Email text hammered on to paper
11 x 15 in.
Impress Me (No.18.)

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Email text hammered on to paper
11 x 15 in.
Impress Me (No.19.)

2005-2009
Email text hammered on to paper
11 x 15 in.
Impress Me (No.20.)

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Email text hammered on to paper
11 x 15 in.
Impress Me (No.21.)

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Email text hammered on to paper
11 x 15 in.
Impress Me (No.22.)

2005-2009
Email text hammered on to paper
11 x 17 in.
Impress Me (No.23.)

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Email text hammered on to paper
11 x 17 in.
Impress Me (No.24.)

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Email text hammered on to paper
11 x 15 in.
Impress Me (No.25.)

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Email text hammered on to paper
11 x 15 in.
Impress Me (No.26.)

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Email text hammered on to paper
11 x 15 in.
Impress Me (No.27.)

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Email text hammered on to paper
11 x 15 in.
Impress Me (No.28.)

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Email text hammered on to paper
11 x 15 in.
Impress Me (No.29.)

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Email text hammered on to paper
11 x 15 in.
Impress Me (No.30.)

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Email text hammered on to paper
11 x 15 in.
Impress Me (No.31.)

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Email text hammered on to paper
11 x 15 in.
Impress Me (No.32.)

2005-2009
Email text hammered on to paper
11 x 15 in.
Impress Me (No.33.)

2005-2009
Email text hammered on to paper
11 x 15 in.