Tatana Kellner
IRON
Tatana Kellner IRON 20 dress shirts, silkscreened with visible and invisible ink, automated iron
Iron
2008
20 dress shirts, silkscreened with visible and invisible ink, automated iron

Iron is an installation consisting of an ironing board with an iron attached to an automated arm. Each day one white dress shirt is placed on the ironing board. Throughout the course of the day an invisible hand presses the shirt, revealing the text. The ‘gun shot’ steam connects the domestic appliance to a long history of servitude. Other shirt text morphs the iron into an anti terrorist weapon able to detoxify anthrax.

Tatana Kellner IRON
Iron
Tatana Kellner IRON silkscreen on fabric, visible and invisible ink
Iron
silkscreen on fabric, visible and invisible ink

The automated heated iron begins to iron out the invisible text.
Tatana Kellner IRON silkscreen on fabric, visible and invisible ink
Iron
silkscreen on fabric, visible and invisible ink

The automated iron has revealed the text printed in invisible ink.
Tatana Kellner IRON
Iron

One of 20 ironed out shirts with text revealed
Tatana Kellner IRON
Iron

One of 20 ironed out shirts with text revealed
Tatana Kellner IRON
Iron

One of 20 ironed out shirts with text revealed
Tatana Kellner IRON
Iron

One of 20 ironed out shirts with text revealed
Tatana Kellner IRON
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Selection of ironed out shirts
Iron

movie of shirts being ironed out
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