This is a series of photographs of the remains of the performance “Cocoon – The Possibility of Birth” (Johansson Projects, Oakland, CA, 2009.) The colors, structures and “compositions” you see are perfectly unintended and entirely accidental. A curious by-product, after-image, trace fossil, caused by the body movements and paints used during the performance. The result is both abstract and concrete at the same time. After the performance, the “Cocoon” was destroyed and discarded. There’s no physical object, no “original”, no referent that still exists. Therefore, the digital images become the new “original”. But now, they primarily refer to themselves. Functional object turns into art object – an echo of Kantian aesthetics if you will.