And anyone else interested in food, food politics, etc.
A former student (Hi LISA!) posted this:
so i jumped and i have now landed here. in this world of food art. i am interested in the idea of using photography as documentation and continuing with this challenge of transcending the visual. seriously though, its bugging mee! so, essentially i want to make visual art that requires more than our eyes to understand it and requires more than looking to really SEE it.
the beginning. my inspiration– artist jennifer rubell. see her here.
in this episode of the avant garde diaries, performance/installation/food based artist Jennifer Rubell talks about expanding the definition of avant garde.
her work can be seen by following the blue-letter-link bee-low.
what came before..
gordon matta-clark’s Food (1972),
|as told by http://www.ubu.com/film/gmc_food.html, “This film documents the legendary SoHo restaurant and artists’ cooperative Food, which opened in 1971. Owned and operated by Caroline Goodden, Food was designed and built largely by Matta-Clark, who also organized art events and performances there. As a social space, meeting ground and ongoing art project for the emergent downtown artists’ community, Food was a landmark that still resonates in the history and mythology of SoHo in the 1970s.|
Rirkrit Tiravanija, and his exhibition entitled Untitled (Free) (video below). In this performance and interactive exhibition Tiravanija ”…invites the visitor to interact with contemporary art in a more sociable way, and blurs the distance between artist and viewer. You aren’t looking at the art, but are part of it—and are, in fact, making the art as you eat curry and talk with friends or new acquaintances.” (as posted by rebecca stokes for momas inside/out blog)
In one more example of these gatherings centered around food and muddy-ing the line between entertaining and performance , artists Anne Apparu and Agathe Snow continue to hold dinner parties, which they call chop shop, that have a conceptual story connected to the food.
And next week: November 4, SHARY BOYLE!
Mariah, she of Dual Phenomenology and other good things, recommended this tumblr: Shooting Gallery.
It’s good! There are videos of many of the artists we’ve recently discussed: Alec Soth, Thomas Demand, Gregory Crewdson, Nan Goldin.
Image by Binh Danh
I mentioned Binh Danh during our discussion of photosynthesis and colour.
Image from The New York Times.
For those of you interested in surreptitious or dog collar-based photography, this tiny camera offers more exposure control than an iPhone and is much, much cheaper. More info.
UPCOMING VISITING ARTIST TALKS
Thursday September 26, starting at 6pm.
Exhibition in Zavitz Gallery by Susannah van der Zaag and Mariah Hamilton. They both made excellent work in Photo III and this exhibit features new photo-based work from both of them.
Visiting Artist talk!
Thursday October 3, 2013
There is a free bus to Kitchener. More info.
Wodiczko’s projection on the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington, DC
And finally, a contest.
Photographers Forum 34th Annual College Photography Contest.
4,000 in prize money plus a Nikon D7100
If you lose your entry form, you can find one here.
Last year three students from SART 4700 were published and Laurel Barr received an Honorable Mention! The above photo is by Laurel. (taken during Assignment Two: Environmental portrait)
The Mantis Shrimp.
Expanding on our discussion about perception vs seeing, we can thank Eadweard Muybridge and Harold Edgerton two pioneers of photographic studies of motion.
MIT Edgerton Center
We will be seeing more work inspired by and using similar techniques as Edgerton during Assignment Three.
Painting by Jasper Johns. An example of an after image. Stare at the white dot for 30 seconds (don’t look away), then look at a grey surface, you should see the afterimage.
Examples and discussions of color effect.
An article describing the relationship between Edwin Land’s experiments and James Clark Maxwell’s discoveries.
Short film, creative interpretation of cymk in everyday printing (cereal boxes, etc)
FOUNDATIONS of VISION: COLOR
Fantastic resource via Stanford University
ALTERED PERCEPTION and VISION
Dr. George Stratton
Dr. George Stratton’s original article,
SOME PRELIMINARY EXPERIMENTS ON VISION WITHOUT INVERSION OF THE RETINAL IMAGE.
Summary and explanation of Stratton’s work, courtesy of the staff of San Francisco’s Museum of Science, Art, and Human Perception.
Newer article, based on Stratton’s research.
Great WIRED article about neuroplasticity, vision, and perception.
The neurological lag between seeing light and understanding/processing light.
What is video, anyway?
In case you are having issues with the CBC podcast, The Current | Mechanics of the Game changers, here is another link: (I tried it, it works)
These images are taken by Richard Mosse, using infrared film. Infrared film was originally developed for military use and is sensitive to the infrared spectrum of light. Foliage and anything living gives off infrared radiation, which can be detected by the film. Camouflage absorbs (hides) infrared radiation. Mosse is using infrared film to photography the conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Read more in the New York Times magazine article.
First things first: Can you see colour?
You should be able to see a brown boat in the above image. If you can’t, you might be colour blind.
The Science of Colour and Light
Color and Physics
Colour and light, explained by Bill Nye (the science guy).
A BBC video that explores, “the research on the strange relationship between light, the eye and mind, and the development of new technologies such as photography and film”
This is an interesting TED talk about Colour Theory.
The History of Color Models
To augment our class discussion about colour, learn about the history of the colour wheel.
Color and Subject Interpretation
After listening to the RadioLab podcast, you might be thinking What colour is the sky?
Colour and Language
This video explores the relationship between the development of language and the processing and understanding of colour.