Experimenting with a wide variety of processes that question the concept of the trace, Jaccard creates tools out of various materials including crumpled paper and knotted ropes, which are then dipped in ink and used to imprint canvases.
"Jaccard draws with the rope as he would have done with a brush. It is primarily a single rope or braided raw, dipped in color, which is applied to the canvas. It prints the forms, according to an almost traditional process. (...) The imprint takes its full extent when the "tool" is located under the fabric and it only retains the forms contained beforehand in the tool. (...) It exists as a sign and returns under to the canvas as an element to decrypt, not as object of utility."
Artitudes n°30-32, Paris 1976
FIGUROLOGY | CRUSHED PAPER STAMPS ON PAINTED CANVAS
STAMP PRINTS | VARIOUS STAMPS ON PAINTED CANVAS
ROPE PRINTS | PAINT-DRENCHED ROPES ON TEXTILE
KNOT PRINTS | PAINT-DIPPED KNOTS ON TEXTILE
TOOL PRINTS | CANVAS AND PAINT-DIPPED TOOLS
Couple toiles outils, empreintes contrpliées 1973, expos: fondation gulbenkian , Lisbonne ; cl NMA Osaka