Emma and Peter and Things about time

EMMA

Olafur Eliasson: | Project Sammlung

Peter Fischli and David Weiss | TATE Modern | Matthew Marks Gallery (look for the multiple exposure project)

PETER
Alison Rossiter | (specifically the Expired Papers—Emma, this is good for you, also) | Profile/Interview in BorderCrossings
The PHOTO issue of BorderCrossings. This is good for everyone!

Reframing Photography

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Kim: this is for you

And anyone else interested in food, food politics, etc.
A former student (Hi LISA!) posted this:

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expanding the definition [of avant garde]

Posted on March 8, 2013 by

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.

http://www.theavantgardediaries.com/en/article/74/Expanding+the+Definition

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.

http://www.jenniferrubell.com/index.php?sec=projects&details=35

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 itand 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)

http://www.moma.org/explore/inside_out/2012/02/03/rirkrit-tiravanija-cooking-up-an-art-experience

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.

http://www.eatingisart.com/2009/02/making-dinner-with-agathe-snow-and-anne.html

lisa.

Binh Danh and Visiting Artists

Image by Binh Danh

Image by Binh Danh
I mentioned Binh Danh during our discussion of photosynthesis and colour.

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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

MUSAGETES GUELPH CAFE • September 25-28
Musagetes Guelph Cafe
Lots of artist talks and music and even a BBQ and it’s all free.
MORE INFORMATION | DETAILS!

DUAL PHENOMENOLOGY
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.

KRZYSZTOF WODICZKO
Visiting Artist talk!
Thursday October 3, 2013
There is a free bus to Kitchener. More info.
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Wodiczko’s projection on the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington, DC

And finally, a contest.15913-5240_17639_c
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)

Behold, the glorious mantis shrimp

The Mantis Shrimp.

SEEING MOTION
Expanding on our discussion about perception vs seeing, we can thank Eadweard Muybridge and Harold Edgerton two pioneers of photographic studies of motion.

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Harold Edgerton

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MIT Edgerton Center
We will be seeing more work inspired by and using similar techniques as Edgerton during Assignment Three.

Seeing vs Perception

AFTERIMAGE

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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.

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EDWIN LAND
Video about Edwin Land (the inventor of Polaroid) and his two color process.

An article describing the relationship between Edwin Land’s experiments and James Clark Maxwell’s discoveries.

CMYK
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.

Video showing inverted vision experiments: Living in a Reversed World.

The illusion of colour constancy | Color Subjectivity | Living in the past
Video.
Is your red my red? No. It isn’t.

The neurological lag between seeing light and understanding/processing light.

What is video, anyway?

 

Richard Mosse | The Color of War

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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.

Assignment One • The Science of Colour

First things first: Can you see colour?

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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.

History of Color Models
Color Models
Color: Standford University Encyclopedia of Philosophy

Jason Salavon, pushes boundaries between photography/computer science/video etc.  Here is his interpretation 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.