WHAT IS PHOTOGRAPHY: Look and think about this

“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 the exhibition, What is a Photograph?

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

 

EXHIBITIONS
• What Is A Photograph?
| Exhibition at International Center of Photography.
NYTimes Review

THE NEXT BIG PICTURE: With Cameras Optional, The new directions in photography?  Good slide show with this one!

What are we talking about when we talk about photography?
(with apologies to Raymond Carver and if you don’t know who Raymond Carver is, my heart just broke a little)
A copy of the catalog for WHAT IS A PHOTOGRAPHY is available for browsing in the digital lab.

DUST MAN IS ACTUALLY CALLED: Berndnaut Smilde!

 

BOOKS and ARTISTS from THE EDGE OF VISIONMarco Breuer Untitled (Fuse), gelatin silver paper, burned, 1996
THE EDGE OF VISION

The Edge of Vision, Revisited.
The Edge of Vision VIDEO INTERVIEWS! with most of the artists!!
Lyle Rexer explains the book’s concept


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

SARA ANGELUCCI
website | Artist in Residence (2014) at the AGO

ALISON ROSSITER
Article/Interview in BorderCrossings

DRONESTAGRAM |
description of project
TREVOR PAGLEN (the artist who started Dronestragram)

Penelope Umbrico
Article about Penelope Umbrico

JOHN HOUCK

RISA HOROWITZ
| Imaging Saturn (images) | Imaging Saturn blog

CARA BARER
Interview about banal but significant objects  | Talking about her work in FeatureShoot.

THOMAS RUFF
At David Zwirner Gallery

VIK MUNIZ
website | film | At MIT

JESSICA EATON
website | Also search this blog, there are several interviews with her.

MIKKO SINERVO
Helsinki School

CARTER MULL
At Marc Foxx gallery |

DANIEL GORDON
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website | exhibition at New York Hortcultural Society of New York

ADAM BROOMBERG and OLIVER CHANARIN
| website | The Day Nobody Died | Interview | At MOMA in the New Photography Show

General link for the New Photography Show at MOMA

MARCO BREUER
At Yossi Milo Gallery | Interview in St.Lucy

SARA ANGELUCCI
website | Artist in Residence at the AGO

ALISON ROSSITER
Article/Interview in BorderCrossings

2013 Le Mois de la Photo a Montreal

Dronestagram | description of project

PENELOPE UMBRICO
Article about Penelope Umbrico

JOHN HOUCK

TREVOR PAGLEN

THOMAS RUFF
Photograms for the New Age | At Gagosian Gallery

VIK MUNIZ
Website | Video at ICP

GARY FABIAN MILLER
website | In Camera-less photography at V&A musuem

CAMERA-LESS PHOTOGRAPHY at the Victoria and Albert Musuem
Directory of Artists (videos) |  Camera-less photography techniques

MARTIN KLIMAS
website

SARAH ANNE JOHNSON
At Stephen Bulger | Article in Border Crossings

 

Artists from the powerpoint for Assignment Three: What is Photography?

Guy Fabian Miller
John Pfahl
Liz Deschenes
Uta Barth
Ori Gershl
Martin Klimas
Dean Kessmann
Adam Fuss
Sara Greenberger Rafferty
Mike and Doug Starn (The Starn Twins)
Sarah Anne Johnson

Jason Salavon

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
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

 

COLOR
Go here. It’s an amazing resource of artists and how they deal with colour.

 

THE ROOT of Photography and how it relates to painting
Watch: David Hockney’s, A Secret Knowledge, (part 1), (part 2), (part 3).

A contemporary film where a non-artist makes a camera obscura and tries to paint like Vermeer. (It’s great!) TIM’S VERMEER

And finally, thinking about drawing!

Paul Chiappe

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

 

OTHER RESOURCES
St.Lucy
(Interviews with photographers)

ICP VIDEO ARCHIVE

BORDER CROSSINGS, Issue#119

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

 

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All Images are from the NPR Picture Show blog. Lawrence with the 49-pound “Captive Airship.” Courtesy of the Lawrence Family

Before drones (and projects like Dronestagram) were used for photographic surveillance, people relied on balloons, kites and pigeons.  The camera in the above image was large enough to shoot large format film and required 9-17 kites to lift it.

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San Francisco Bay, 1906

Read the rest of the article and see more images here.

PIGEON CAM!
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A selection of images and pigeon cams | more about the origins, history and application | uses during war | The Pigeon Spy |

 

 

 

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After our conversation yesterday about the tension between analog and digital/fast and slow, I thought Emma and others would be interested in Bruno Ribeiro’s absurdist interpretation of Instagram.

And while we’re talking about Instagram, it’s worth mentioning, yet again, Dronestagram. And this:  Le Mois de la Photo a Montreal was Drone: The Automated Image. Search the site for better yet, download the program.

 

 

 

 

Photo III + LIVE Art = Performing for the camera

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The relationship between what we see and what we know is never settled.
—John Berger, from Ways of Seeing.
The book • The BBC series • A summary
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Yves Klein (French, 1928–1962). Leap into the Void, 1960. Gelatin silver print; Image: 25.9 x 20 cm

Photography is intrinsic performance, in short, photography is weird.
• Exceeds human vision
• Stops time (democratic, cheap superpower)
• Flattens space
• Always in the past

 

1. EXCEEDS HUMAN VISION

EADWEARD MUYBRIDGE
(the o.g. animated gif)
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A collection of newly animated gifs from the stills | Great NPR story
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Woman Dancing at Night, 1887

The Victorian Peeper | The Smithsonian | Muybridge at TATE Britain AthletesPosturingPlate1151879fromTheAttitudesofAnimalsinMotion+small
Athletes Posing, 1879

 

HAROLD EDGERTON
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Dancer Gus Solomon.

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JESSICA EATON
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JESSICA EATON | Interview in The Believer | Her personal blog | Her professional site (click on galleries to access images) | Interview in Canadian Art | Good list of interviews
Lenscraft:Jessica Eaton Asks Us to Think About What We See

As critic Gabrielle Moser has noted: “It’s hard to discern just what we’re seeing in some of Eaton’s images. They encourage a prolonged process of contemplation, asking us to think about how we, and the camera, see. If we’re accustomed to seeing photographs as images frozen in time, Eaton’s works wriggle loose, teasing the eye with their refusal to stay fixed.”
Above Text from Canadian Art | Why Jessica Eaton Has Rocketed Onto the Art Radar in Canada & Beyond

 

 

JULIA FULLERTON BATTEN

Dressing Gown, Julia Fullerton Batten

Dressing Gown, Julia Fullerton Batten

Interview | Her body of work, In Between |

 

 

FRANCESCA WOODMAN | TATE Modern | New York Review of Books
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Francesca Woodman: House #3, Providence, Rhode Island, 1976

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THOMAS EDWARDS | The Dust Series

Thomas Edwards - Dust Series

 

 

2. FLATTENS SPACE (translates 3D to 2D)

ELISE WINDSOR | Mise en abyme |

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Ovoid Left, 2011

 

Helen Levitt | At MOMA | At Lawrence Miller Galleryjoel-meyerowitz2-660x433 CRI_188362

 

 

 

JOHN PFAHL | Altered Landscapes

John Pfahl, 1974 John Pfahl, 1975

 

 

GEORGES ROUSSE | artist website | Bending Space documentary about Durham Project | trailer | Bending Space website

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PRESERVES THE EPHEMERAL
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BERNDNAUT SMILDE | Clouds | Artist website

 

MAKE TIN FOIL LOOK LIKE STEEL

ROBERT and SHANA PARKE HARRISON430

| Gaultier’s Dream | Architect’s Brother

 

 

EMBODY ANOTHER or THE OTHER or ANYONE BUT YOU, unless that’s what you’re into
In addition to the usual suspects: THIS blog post will be helpful (repeat for the Photo III)
Cindy Sherman
Niki S. Lee
Chris Ironside | Mr. Long Weekend
Collier Schorr | ART 21 | Forests and Fields

LAURIE SIMONS | website
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Walking Purse, 1989

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Yellow Hair/Red Coat/Snow/Selfie, 2014
From the series, Kigurumi, Dollers and How We See (2014)
Exhibit info At Salon 94

 

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Luhring Augustine | At Saatchi Gallery

GILLIAN WEARING | TATEWhite Chapel | Review in The Guardian | Guggenheim | All Day Everyday | Check out the “Dancing in Peckham” video

'I'm desperate' 1992-3 by Gillian Wearing OBE born 1963
Signs that say what you want them to say and not Signs that say what someone else wants you to say 1992-3

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Gillian Wearing, Self-Portrait at Three Years Old, 2004. Chromogenic print, 182 x 122 cm, edition 5/6. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum,

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Self Portrait as My Brother Richard Wearing.

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As Robert Mapplethorpe

 

ANNA GASKELL
At the Guggenheim | Bio | Turns Gravity | Analysis of Gaskell’s use of light
Anna Gaskell

 

GESTURAL INSPIRATION

Mark Morris Dance Group | website |
VIDEO! | Photo gallery | You Tube
Martha Graham Dance
Dayton Contemporary Dance
Garth Fagan Dance
Savion Glover | Video
Sammy Davis Jr and Gregory Hines
And, there is never, ever, anything better than this or this

 

ODDBALL
Rube Goldberg Machine and a fun video from OK GO!

AND FINALLY….

And just how did Yves Klein make that image?

Photography and Memory

Becky Comber, Sky Edge, from the series Broken Horizons, 2013
Becky Comber, Sky Edge, from the series Broken Horizons, 2013

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Jessica Eaton, Cfaal 384, 2013, Courtesy Jessica Bradley Gallery

Hello Photographers!

I hope you’re having a good summer. Do you remember what you last photographed with your smart phone? There’s a reason for that.

Listen to this interview, which kicks off a series, about the connection between memory and photography.

Also, a reminder to get to Toronto and see the Contact Photography Festival before the end of May.