Photo III + LIVE Art = Performing for the camera

The relationship between what we see and what we know is never settled.
—John Berger, from Ways of Seeing.
The book • The BBC series • A summary
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Yves Klein (French, 1928–1962). Leap into the Void, 1960. Gelatin silver print; Image: 25.9 x 20 cm

Photography is intrinsic performance, in short, photography is weird.
• Exceeds human vision
• Stops time (democratic, cheap superpower)
• Flattens space
• Always in the past

 

1. EXCEEDS HUMAN VISION

EADWEARD MUYBRIDGE
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A collection of newly animated gifs from the stills | Great NPR story
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Woman Dancing at Night, 1887

The Victorian Peeper | The Smithsonian | Muybridge at TATE Britain AthletesPosturingPlate1151879fromTheAttitudesofAnimalsinMotion+small
Athletes Posing, 1879

 

HAROLD EDGERTON
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Dancer Gus Solomon.

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JESSICA EATON
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JESSICA EATON | Interview in The Believer | Her personal blog | Her professional site (click on galleries to access images) | Interview in Canadian Art | Good list of interviews
Lenscraft:Jessica Eaton Asks Us to Think About What We See

As critic Gabrielle Moser has noted: “It’s hard to discern just what we’re seeing in some of Eaton’s images. They encourage a prolonged process of contemplation, asking us to think about how we, and the camera, see. If we’re accustomed to seeing photographs as images frozen in time, Eaton’s works wriggle loose, teasing the eye with their refusal to stay fixed.”
Above Text from Canadian Art | Why Jessica Eaton Has Rocketed Onto the Art Radar in Canada & Beyond

 

 

JULIA FULLERTON BATTEN

Dressing Gown, Julia Fullerton Batten

Dressing Gown, Julia Fullerton Batten

Interview | Her body of work, In Between |

 

 

FRANCESCA WOODMAN | TATE Modern | New York Review of Books
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Francesca Woodman: House #3, Providence, Rhode Island, 1976

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THOMAS EDWARDS | The Dust Series

Thomas Edwards - Dust Series

 

 

2. FLATTENS SPACE (translates 3D to 2D)

ELISE WINDSOR | Mise en abyme |

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Ovoid Left, 2011

 

Helen Levitt | At MOMA | At Lawrence Miller Galleryjoel-meyerowitz2-660x433 CRI_188362

 

 

 

JOHN PFAHL | Altered Landscapes

John Pfahl, 1974 John Pfahl, 1975

 

 

GEORGES ROUSSE | artist website | Bending Space documentary about Durham Project | trailer | Bending Space website

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PRESERVES THE EPHEMERAL
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BERNDNAUT SMILDE | Clouds | Artist website

 

MAKE TIN FOIL LOOK LIKE STEEL

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| Gaultier’s Dream | Architect’s Brother

 

 

EMBODY ANOTHER or THE OTHER or ANYONE BUT YOU, unless that’s what you’re into
In addition to the usual suspects: THIS blog post will be helpful (repeat for the Photo III)
Cindy Sherman
Niki S. Lee
Chris Ironside | Mr. Long Weekend
Collier Schorr | ART 21 | Forests and Fields

LAURIE SIMONS | website
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Walking Purse, 1989

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Yellow Hair/Red Coat/Snow/Selfie, 2014
From the series, Kigurumi, Dollers and How We See (2014)
Exhibit info At Salon 94

 

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Luhring Augustine | At Saatchi Gallery

GILLIAN WEARING | TATEWhite Chapel | Review in The Guardian | Guggenheim | All Day Everyday | Check out the “Dancing in Peckham” video

'I'm desperate' 1992-3 by Gillian Wearing OBE born 1963
Signs that say what you want them to say and not Signs that say what someone else wants you to say 1992-3

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Gillian Wearing, Self-Portrait at Three Years Old, 2004. Chromogenic print, 182 x 122 cm, edition 5/6. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum,

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Self Portrait as My Brother Richard Wearing.

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As Robert Mapplethorpe

 

ANNA GASKELL
At the Guggenheim | Bio | Turns Gravity | Analysis of Gaskell’s use of light
Anna Gaskell

 

GESTURAL INSPIRATION

Mark Morris Dance Group | website |
VIDEO! | Photo gallery | You Tube
Martha Graham Dance
Dayton Contemporary Dance
Garth Fagan Dance
Savion Glover | Video
Sammy Davis Jr and Gregory Hines
And, there is never, ever, anything better than this or this

 

ODDBALL
Rube Goldberg Machine and a fun video from OK GO!

AND FINALLY….

And just how did Yves Klein make that image?

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