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. 29, No. 1, July

Challenge America Introduced
The National Endowment for the Arts' (NEA) Chairman Bill lvey announced Challenge America: Positive Alternates for Youth, a new program that awarded $1,735,000 as 196 grants. Challenge America encompasses all 50 states as well as the Virgin Islands...
Clearing the Air
Code 33 by Suzanne Lacy, Julio Morales, Unique Holland, David Goldberg, Michelle Baughan, Raul Cabra and Patrick Toebe Intersection of the Arts San Francisco, California May 2-June 16, 2001 In 1998 a group of artists and activists...
Climbing Higher
Lake Placid Film Forum Lake Placid, New York June 6-10 2001 The second annual Lake Placid Film Forum was constructed around the auspicious theme of "Do Filmmakers Have Social Responsibility?" A radical proposition for the mainstream festival...
Czech Connections
Vintage and Contemporary Czech Photography SK Josefsberg Studio Portland, Oregon March 1-April 7, 2001 Contemporary Photography in the Czech Republic Benham Studio Gallery Seattle, Washington March 19-April 28, 2001 Czechoslovakia...
Details Are Acoustical
The Films of Lynne Ramsay Absorbed in the private world of an invented child's game and sulking about attending a Christmas party, the older brother in Lynne Ramsay's film Gasman (1997) pours a snowfall of sugar over a toy car. Some filmmakers shine...
Hollywood Shorts
Imagine an outlet where makers of short films and videos from Hollywood and beyond could get their work seen by the right people while at the same time retaining an independent vision. Then imagine a group of people in Hollywood that believe the independent...
Keeping Track of Video Art
Tracking CCAC Institute San Francisco, California March 24-May 12, 2001 The tracking shot is in many ways the defining characteristic of the cinematic. The effect of the camera moving fluidly through space, omnipresent and omniscient, is in large...
New Vsw Director
Christopher Burnett has been named Director of the Visual Studies Workshop (VSW). VSW was founded by Nathan Lyons in 1968 as a work, exhibition and teaching space. VSW now encompasses a research library with an extensive artists book, periodical and...
Notes from the Field
The Philadelphia Museum of Art announced its acquisition of the Julien Levy collection of photographs. Between 1931 and 1948 Levy's photography galleries in New York City acquired more than 130 artists who are represented in this massive collection...
Re-Negotiated Territory
The Politics of Place, Space and Landscape in Irish Photography During the first collapse of Northern Ireland's devolved Legislative Assembly, former United States President Bill Clinton offered a comment on the opposing nationalist and unionist...
Squatting on Shifting Grounds
An Interview with Bruce Barber and Katherine Grant Within the parameters of "littoral art" and "the art of giving," Halifax, Nova Scotia-based artist, writer and theorist Bruce Barber invited Katherine Grant, a homeless resident of Calgary, Alberta,...
Stiegliti Revisited
The Photography of Alfred Stieglitz: Georgia Doylestown, Pennsylvania April 28, 2001 James A. Michener Art Museum O'Keefe's Enduring Legacy The work and philosophy of Alfred Stieglitz is experiencing a: resurgence of interest. The recent...
The Footprint and the Readymade
From its inception, photography has been placed within narratives of illusionism, of the increasing mastery of the depiction of the visible world. As a new medium, it was feared that it would make painting obsolete. While such assumptions have been...