Digital Nonsilver • Major Project #2

paul strand bowls

Paul Strand, Bowls, 1916 (from Google Images–this is why Google Images is simultaneously good and terrible)

ART 21! History Reimagined

MAJOR PROJECT #2 : Revisioning and Revisiting History

Rephotographic Survey Project | Mark Klett | New Topographic Movement

The Photographic Work of Stanislaw Ignacy Witkiewicz


Interview in Canadian Art | Dr. Strangelove Dr. Strangelove in the Morning News


Ai Weiwei, Dropping a Han Dynasty Urn (1995).

ART 21 (forward to about 35minutes to see the Ai Wei Wei segment)

Artists mentioned in the readings for Major Project #2
(listed totally out of order)


MARK OSTERMAN also at Artists and Alchemists

LIZ DESCHENES | MIGUEL ABREU GALLERY | article in Bomb magazine | Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston | Brief review in E-Flux |

JAYNE HINDS BIDAUT | website | at Joseph Bellows gallery

McDermott & McGough | website


JOHN COFFER | Tintypes

Mike Ware | Artist website | photo gallery and video at Pictorico

Mark Kessel | Artist website

Jesseca Ferguson | Museum of Memory

Bryon Brauchli | Artist website |

Moyra Davey | Copperhead Grid at the Metropolitan Museum of Art | at Murray Guy gallery

Center for Creative Photography | Spotlight on Platinum Palladium prints

James Welling | Artist Website | at David Zwirner gallery | Interview in Bomb magazine (artists in conversation series )

The Subversion of Images: Surrealism, Photography and Film | Article at E-flux |

Interventions | Text and Image and TV

Mark Morris Dance Group

The Hard Nut, a reinterpretation of The Nutcracker!
Part One | The Party Scene | New York Times article about a regular production of the Nutcracker (adorable children) versus The Hard Nut (drunken adults).

Mark Morris explaining The Hard Nut

Danger Mouse

The Grey Album: Wikipedia
Encore, from The Grey Album

Brian Burton (Danger Mouse) is quoted as saying:

A lot of people just assume I took some Beatles and, you know, threw some Jay-Z on top of it or mixed it up or looped it around, but it’s really a deconstruction. It’s not an easy thing to do. I was obsessed with the whole project, that’s all I was trying to do, see if I could do this. Once I got into it, I didn’t think about anything but finishing it. I stuck to those two because I thought it would be more challenging and more fun and more of a statement to what you could do with sample alone. It is an art form. It is music. You can do different things, it doesn’t have to be just what some people call stealing. It can be a lot more than that.[2]

Nikki S. Lee

From the Creator’s Project

A critical response to her interventions


The Whiz!

An all Black cast (yay!!!) reinterprets of The Wizard of Oz (both the 1939 movie and the original 1900 children’s novel, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz). The Whiz starts in Harlem.
Staring Dianna Ross, Michael Jackson and Nipsy Russell

The Original Trailer


Christian Bök


The poet reading Eunoia


Barbara Kruger

On Art 21, Part of the Discourse

At The Broad Museum (Los Angeles)


David Levinthal

Hitler Moves East | Bad Barbie


Hells Belles!

Thunderstruck | Thunderstruck


I can’t believe I’m listing this

1962: Sabrina The Teenage Witch appears in Archie’s Madhouse #22

1996-2003: Live action series with Melissa John Hart as Sabrina, lives with 500 year old aunts/witches (Hilda and  Zelda) in a suburb of Boston.

2004: Manga version of Sabrina

2009: 4 issue spin-off mini-series about Salem the cat who was actually a young boy before he became a cat

2017: Riverdale TV series

2018: The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina The Teenage Witch

Sherrie Levine

At Guggenheim | After Walker Evans (Metropolitan Museum, NY) | Mayhem at Whitney | At David Zwirner



Jump | Jump


Kara Walker

On Art 21 |A Subtlety, Domino Sugar Refinery, Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
(A project of Creative Time.)

David Carson

Interviews with David Carson in Magenta | David Carson Design |


Kristan Horton

Dr. Strangelove, Dr. Strangelove | In Reframing Photography | Artist’s website


Rachel Whiteread

At TATE Modern |


Guerilla Girls

Website |


Ann Hamilton

Tropos | Indigo Blue


Public Art Interventions

Werner Reiterer, Street Chandelier
Itay Ohaly, Elevated Bench
Carmichael Collective, Urban Plant Tags

Yasumasa Morimura

At Saatchi Gallery | Luhring Augustine |


Christian Marclay

The Clock | Article in The Guardian | The artist explains the work | The TATE modern explains the work | A snippet of the work, Just After 3pm






DNS: Rethinking photography

Time • Motion
The eye is limited; technology is not.

Eadweard Muybridge:
The Atlantic
Time Magazine, 100 Most Influential Photos of all time (All 11 volumes of “Animal Locomotion”)!!
Review of his biography (good piece in The Guardian)

Harold Edgerton

100 Most Influential Photos

Edgerton Digital Collection

The Man Who Froze The World

The Hubble!

Hubblesite. org

Hubble 25th anniversary, best photos

Hiroshi Sugimito

Theater series

Photography is flat and prints are pristine and you must always make your own imagery.

Sara Angelucci

Artist website

John Stezaker

At Saatchi Gallery

Erik Kessels | 24 hours of Flickr

Flore Gardner | Textile Artist

Penelope Umbrico | Artist website | Interview in A Photo Editor

Walead Beshty | Regen Projects Thomas Dane gallery | MOMA New Photography

MOMA New Photography 2009:. Excellent resource for multiple lens-based artists.

Annette Messager
My Vows (MOMA) | google images link

Boy Barefoot Rider (2013) Holly Roberts

Horse Resting (2014) Holly Roberts


FOAM AMSTERDAM (blog, magazine, gallery, all around awesomeness)



The New Decisive Moment?

Artists to consider:

Jeff Wall
Lori Nix
Adad Hannah






Exhibition at Rijksmuseum [Amsterdam]

Mike Ware’s essay, In Defence of Alternative Processes

Cyanotype video from the awesome George Eastman Museum.
George Eastman Museum Youtube | website | Research resources




Anna Atkins Refracted: Contemporary Works in Cyanotype,
New York Public Library, 2018

• Review of the show | Musée

• Another review in the New York Review of Books


ARTISTS responding to Anna Atkins



• Eric William Carroll | Blue Line of Woods

Ellen Ziegler | Chemistry Is The Emotion of Matter

Meghann Riepenhoff | Littoral Drift

Susan Degeres | Danziger Gallery

Ulf Saupe | Res Navalis


kuniesugiura2• Kunie SugiuraAt MOMA | The Kitten Papers

baum1• Erica Baum | Guggenheim | Aperture Magazine | Ubuweb | Frieze






Letha Wilson | web | Grimm gallery | Galerie Gaillard |

Maria Martinez-Canas | FGT photogram | Traces of Nature Smithsonian Video  |Julie Saul Gallery |

Katherine Hubbard | Bend the Rays More Sharply |



• Penelope Umbrico | Screens, Scans, Suns | web