Moving Photography

Hey everyone!

Tomorrow I will be discussing moving photography. I started by looking at the movement studies of Eadweard Muybridge.


I have been looking into the relatively short history of animated GIFs.

And I have also found more contemporary people working in moving photography like Jamie Beck and Kevin Burg‘s Cinemagraphs.


A few Cinemagraphsa few more… and some more.

This idea initially sprung from an interest in making images that need to be displayed on screen rather than displayed as physical prints. I am interested in depicting the simple beauty in every day actions like turing the pages of a book or using a can opener.

Political Photography

Hey guys. Tomorrow I will be talking to you about political photography and my goal to create cohesive views of different political events.For those of you that were at the in progress crit for assignment 3 you will already have an idea of what to expect in my final. In my talk I will focus on Thomas Ruff’s book series JPEG (Anna has mentioned him a couple times) as well as listing several political events as well as photographers I am looking at including in my series. Here are a few resources I have been looking at and already started to use:

-Magnum Photos

-New York Times Lens Blog


In addition, I have been doing some historical research into each event, as to depict them properly and not just focus on what is visual appealing. I would be happy to post any articles I have been reading so far if anyone is interested.

expanding the definition [of avant garde]

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, “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)

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.