The Accumulator
The Accumulator, 2023, Tom Pope 458x458mm

The Accumulator, a participatory performance that took the form of a game, commissioned by Deutsche Bank for Frieze London 2023.

The performance consisted of two games, the first, a game to select fragments of negative to print with by flipping casino chips onto negatives.

The second a game where fragments of negative along with other materials and objects were played onto paper stock sensitised with cyanotype. The action played was dictated by a spinning wheel. The game was played with the results of the actions accumulating on the paper until it was decided the game was finished. Once finished the print was exposed.

Additional photos Becky Tanner-Rolfe, Victoria Mendrzyk