The Edge of Vision

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Artie Vierkant’s “Image Object Friday 7 June 2013 4:33PM, 2013.”
Artie Vierkant, Higher Pictures, New York

What is a Photograph?
Exhibition at International Center of Photography.
NYTimes Review

“You feel like the cord to the mother ship has been cut,” she said, “and now you’re floating in space.” Carol Squiers, curator of What is a Photograph?

What are we talking about when we talk about photography? (with apologies to Raymond Carver).

THE EDGE OF VISION
The Edge of Vision, Revisited.
The Edge of Vision VIDEO INTERVIEWS!

Walead Beshty
| Video at MOMA | Abstract Art or Photography

New Photography (2009) at MOMA | Blog with interviews and video

Carter Mull
At Marc Foxx gallery |

Daniel Gordon | website | exhibition at New York Hortcultural Society of New York
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Some artists to consider for Assignment #3
(don’t forget to research the artists mentioned in the reading)

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Sara Angelucci | website | Artist in Residence at the AGO

Alison Rossiter | Article/Interview in BorderCrossings

Le Mois de la Photo a Montreal

Dronestagram | description of project

Penelope Umbrico| Article about Penelope Umbrico

John Houck

Trevor Paglen

Risa Horowitz | Imaging Saturn (images) | Imaging Saturn blog

Cara Barer | Interview about banal but significant objects  | Talking about her work in FeatureShoot.

Thomas Ruff

Sophie Calle

Vik Muniz

Guy Fabian Miller

John Pfahl

Liz Deschenes

Uta Barth

Ori Gershl

Martin Klimas

Dean Kessmann

Cara Barer

Adam Fuss

Sara Greenberger Rafferty

Mike and Doug Starn (The Starn Twins)

Sarah Anne Johnson

Jason Salavon

Jessica Eaton

Evan Lee

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This list is by no means exhaustive. Feel free to augment the list in the comments!

Makers:
Robin Rhode | Interview with the artist
Thomas Demand
Holly Roberts
Molly Springfield
Laurie Simmons
Ann Hamilton (sculptor)
Andy Goldsworthy
Thomas Demand
Ruth Thorne Thomsen
Christian Boltanski
Robert Parke Harrison
Dieter Appelt
David Levinthal
Helen Van Meene
Abelardo Morell (amazing camera obscura)
Vik Muniz
Sigmar Polke
Gordon Matta-Clark
Aspen Mays

St.Lucy

BORDER CROSSINGS, Issue#119

Go here. It’s an amazing resource of artists.

And, to help you think about what you’re deconstructing:
You might want to watch: David Hockney’s, A Secret Knowledge, (part 1), (part 2), (part 3).

Paul Chiappe!

These are tiny tiny tiny drawings, based on vintage, found, photographs. Go here (it’s a great site) for more information.

Studio Physics | John Chervinsky

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Coffee Cups and Paintings on Doors, 2011 from John Chervinsky’s series Studio Physics.

Chervinsky spent eighteen years running a particle accelerator (woah) at Harvard University and has collaborated with museums, using accelerator technology in the analysis of art. Chervinsky currently works at Harvard’s Rowland Institute for Science.

Chervinsky
Hourglass Paintings on Door, 2012.

Experimental (Tech Assignment 3)

Above image by John Pfahl, from his series, Altered Landscapes.
The artists we discussed today:
Thomas Ruff
Vik Muniz
Guy Fabian Miller
John Pfahl
Liz Deschenes
Uta Barth
Harold Edgerton
Ori Gershl
Martin Klimas
Dean Kessmann
Cara Barer
Adam Fuss
Sara Greenberger Rafferty
Mike and Doug Starn (The Starn Twins)
Sarah Anne Johnson
Robert Rauschenberg
Jason Salavon
Jessica Eaton
Evan Lee
Alison Rossiter

BORDER CROSSINGS, Issue#119

Light, your most powerful photographic tool, just got a little bit faster (maybe)

1. The length of Kim Kardashian’s marriage: 72 days

2. The speed of light: 299,792,458 metres per second. In 1905 Albert Einstein established the speed of light as part of his theory of relativity. (E-MC²)

3. A few days ago, scientists discovered a neutrino that moves FASTER THAN THE SPEED OF LIGHT. (and faster than a Kardashian divorce).

4. This is a big deal. A really, really, big, fast, deal. It is controversial and there are skeptics, just like their were skeptics about the Kardashian nuptials: Read about it here: Wow.

5. How is this relevant to photography? The etymology of photography = light + writing.

6. Did you really think I’d put an image of Kim Kardashian on our blog?

Makers gotta make

Hat of Illumination

Hey Savannah! This post is for you. Can you hear Barry Manilow singing, This One’s for You?

No? You can’t.
Really?
Why?
Even if you listen really carefully?
Well, fine. I don’t think it’s creepy.
What is possibly creepy about Mr. Barry Manilow? Behold! His enviable mane! His 1970s sparkle! Savannah, don’t you know that he writes the songs, the songs that make the young girls cry?

Anyhow, during our in-progress critique, I mentioned photographers who liked to create objects specifically for the purpose of photographing them. I referred, in a slapdash manner, to these artists as “makers”.

Here is a list of those artists. This list is by no means exhaustive and some of the artists listed only use that methodology periodically. Feel free to augment the list.

The above image is from a series of hats that I made during graduate school. Makers gotta make, yo.

** listed in no particular order

Holly Roberts
Molly Springfield (not a photographer)
Laurie Simmons
Ann Hamilton (sculptor)
Andy Goldsworthy
Thomas Demand
Ruth Thorne Thomsen
Christian Boltanski
Robert Parke Harrison
Dieter Appelt
David Levinthal
Helen Van Meene
Niki S. Lee (this is more conceptual–she remakes her identity for each project)
Gregory Crewdson
Abelardo Morell (amazing camera obscura)
Vik Muniz
Sigmar Polke
Cindy Sherman
Gordon Matta-Clark
Aspen Mays

Experimental Colour (Tech Assignment 3)

Above image by John Pfahl, from his series, Altered Landscapes.
The artists we discussed today:
Thomas Ruff
Vik Muniz
Guy Fabian Miller
John Pfahl
Liz Deschenes
Uta Barth
Harold Edgerton
Ori Gershl
Martin Klimas
Dean Kessmann
Cara Barer
Adam Fuss
Sara Greenberger Rafferty
Mike and Doug Starn (The Starn Twins)
Sarah Anne Johnson
Robert Rauschenberg
Jason Salavon
Jessica Eaton
Evan Lee
Alison Rossiter

BORDER CROSSINGS, Issue#119