Thomas Ruff, Marco Breuer and Susan Derges
Cameraless photographer by Alison Rossiter
A darkroom player who uses expired photographic papers from the 19th & 20th century to make pictures. Rossiter employs two processes in her work, time and darkroom play. She seeks out in boxes of expired photographic papers latent images left behind- fingerprints, mold, light leaks etc. – that can only be made by time. Or she selectively develops photographic papers by dipping and pouring, allowing the chemistry to make marks and shapes.
Video: Rossiter explains her work
Chemical creations by Mariah Robertson
Robertson’s image making process is all about chemical reactions and chance on photographic paper, led by instinct and informed by her formal experiences in the darkroom. The resulting abstractions are the result of experiments with darkroom chemistry, temperature and time (15hrs per 100′ roll).
Alchemical quest of Ilan Wolff
Wolff’s series 4-Elements uses light (obviously) and the elements air, fire, water and earth. Heat for fire and earth, cold for water and for air the classic technique employing light energy. The images in his 4-Elements series record the chemical interactions that take place when photographic paper is subjected to an element as well as reveal a sensation of the element.
Website: Ilan Wolff’s website gallery
Rossiter, Robertson and Wolff all use performance and chance in combination with darkroom techniques in the processes of their work.
My Interest: Framing, distortion, perception, and documentation.
“I am interested in the conventions of picture-making, in the desire to picture the world and in our relationship, our continual love for and fascination with pictures.”
All images from Uta Barth’s website, filed under “Work”
The collective American identity through the documentation of everyday people and locations
“Monumentalize” everyday subject matter
24 HRS in Photos
– Installation of 1 million photos uploaded to Flickr, Facebook and Google in 24 hours.
– Shows how we constantly overwhelmed by the amount of images we are presented and have access to.
– Shows how public our private life has become.
– Uses appropriation and extraction from social media and online shopping sites (flickr, craigslist, ebay).
– Uses subjects that are collectively photographed, and then collects them herself.
– Has a strong interest on how images function differently online than print-based images.
– Aspects of “images-blindness” (as discussed in the third reading).
– Every image of a sunset uploaded to Flickr.
T.V’s From Craigslist
– Images of televisions put up for sale on craigslist.
– The photographs provide an extremely personal space to the viewer through the reflection of the interior of the room and the photographer
– The people taking the photographs don’t realise how personal these images really are and uploading them online for anyone to see, in the same way that people looking to buy a television are not noticing the reflections.
– The overwhelming amount of images we see daily distorts the way we view things just as the overwhelming amount of time we spend on our phones distorts the way we experience things.
– To critique not only image-blindness but experience-blindness that technology, cell phones in particular, impart on us.
– I want to show that our private life has become public through the use of social media because of this, we are losing social skills
John Pfahl – Altered Landscapes
Ryan Mcginley –
Charles Freger- Wilder Mann
ARTIVISM is the act of melding Art with Activism. Many artists who begin to document injustice find themselves in the realm of the political. We only need to look at the works of Ai Weiwei, Richard Mosse, Brian McCarty and Shadi Ghadirian to see the transition for documentary to activism.
In my final project I am planning to look at ways to explore how the declaration of Human Rights (1948) is either denied or reflected within our world. Like the Terms and Agreements we all need to agree to in order to access technology, Human Rights is another document we in theory agree to, yet it does not penetrate our day to day existence. Through this photo project I want to begin exploring the Rights that are part of who we are and in theory must be agreed to when dealing with other people.
I am looking at various artists that explore Human Rights and illustrate injustices through their art. Aside from the beginning idea of melding articles from the declaration with protraiture, I am still exploring how I want this to look in its final form.
I have had trouble loading my slides onto WordPress in a form you can see as part of the thread. I have managed to create a link to the PowerPoint, so if you want to look up the artists and various websites linked to their work, please download the slide presentation and view them that way. ARTIVISM