Afterimage

A bimonthly magazine devoted to media art and cultural criticism for the photography, film, video and visual book community. Publishes feature articles of investigative reporting or scholarly research, interviews, essays, reviews of media arts publication

Articles from Vol. 28, No. 5, March

Affirmation of the Curatorial Class
The Seventh Havana Biennial (Septima Bienal de la Habana) Havana, Cuba November 14, 2000-January 5, 2001 November 17, 2000, arrival, Central Havana At first sight, the city appears to be an enormous film noir set. Streets are filled with...
Girls on the Re-Make
John C. Welchman has examined the practice of appropriation as both a problem and paradigm that artists and critics positioned themselves in, around or against throughout the 1990s. He defines the practice most broadly as "the relocation, annexation...
In between Lost and Found: The Films of Matthew Buckingham
The ways in which found footage film approaches the archive is discussed by Catherine Russell as a film practice in which both "retrieval and recycling" are foregrounded. [1] Here, there is not only an engagement with historical artifacts as found...
Macarthur Foundation Grants
The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation has awarded $550,000 in grants to 22 local media centers and national media organizations. The awards were made to media centers in 11 states for film and video projects in three categories: those that...
Mario Giacomelli, 1925-2000
I remember it was the summer of 1995 when I visited Mario Giacomelli in his hometown of Senigallia, and perceived the contradictions of this 70-year-old man--surrounded by the aura of a world-renowned photographer living in a small town, but frustrated...
NEA 2000 First Round Grants
The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) has announced its first major round of grants for the 2001 fiscal year. Eight hundred and twenty-five new grants were awarded, totaling $20,422,500--constituting 24% of the grant budget for the year. The NEA...
See or Be Seen
The Second Vancouver Videopoem Festival Pacific Cinematheque Vancouver, British Columbia November 2-4, 2000 For poets and those who read poetry, the poetic form can be relatively obscure as a discipline and as an art. Through the use of...
Subjectivity Overload
Evaluating the Photography of Fact: Document, News, and Art, 1850-2000 New York University New York, New York December 7-9, 2000 An ambitious endeavor for a two-day event, New York University's (NYU) conference attempted the process of...
The 2000 Kraszna-Krausz Photography Book Awards
The 2000 Kraszna-Krausz Photography Book Awards awarded a total of [pound]16,000 to eight books on the art, culture, historical, technological and scientific aspects of photography. With a record entry of over 300 books from 17 countries, the awards...
The View from the Mois De la Photo
Mois de la Photo Paris, France October 29-November 26, 2000 So what is it about Paris and photography? To be sure, Paris is one of the places where photography was invented, but what caused it to strike so many as immediately made for the...
Tossed into the Mix
MIX 2000: The 14th New York Lesbian and Gay Experimental Film/Video Festival Anthology Film Archives New York, New York November 15-19, 2000 Hosted by the Anthology Film Archives (which itself is celebrating a 30-year anniversary of exhibition...