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. 31, No. 2, September-October

After 9/11
After 9/11 by Nathan Lyons Yale University Press, 2003/176 pp. In his new book, After 9/11, veteran photographer (and this journal's founding father) Nathan Lyons turns his camera to the expressive visual outpouring made by Americans following the...
Be Good, Smile Pretty: Filmmaker Interview with Tracy Droz Tragos
Interview conducted by phone July 22, 2003 with Tracy Droz Tragos, at her home office in Los Angeles, California. "Be Good, Smile Pretty is a first-person documentary that tells the story of one daughter's struggle to know and grieve for the father...
Books Received
Absolute Idealism, by Lance Banbury. Self-Published/30 pp. Appropriating Blackness: Performance and the Politics of Authenticity, by E. Patricia Johnson, Duke University Press/365 pp./$79.95 (hb), $22.95 (sb). Astronaut, by Steven Tynan. Robber...
Cole Weston, 1919-2003
Edward Weston's fourth son, Cole, died April 20, 2003, at Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula. He was 84. Born in Los Angeles, Cole Weston received his first camera from his eldest brother Brett in 1935. He then graduated with a degree...
Editorial
Summer is traditionally a period of vacations and festivals. It is a time to resume projects left aside, time to go out and see, listen, travel. On the international scene the festival season starts in late Spring and lingers until early Fall. This...
Etc
Exhibition available: Galleries and libraries are being sought to host WSW XX Years, an exhibition of over 80 artists' books published by Women's Studio Workshop. For more information contact Tatana Kellner, WSW, P.O. Box 489, Rosendale, NY 12472....
Events
CALIFORNIA Event: Art Methods and Materials Show 2003, primarily for painters, also offers workshops in creativity, digital imagemaking, image and emulsion transfer, mat cutting, portfolio presentation, marketing artwork, website development, and...
Exhibitions
ALABAMA Huntsville: Huntsville Museum of Art, 300 Church Street. My Reality: Contemporary Art and the Culture of Japanese Animation. Oct. 12 - Jan. 4, 2004. (256) 535-4350 / www.hsvmuseum.org. Mobile: Mobile Museum of Art, 4850 Museum Drive....
Fest 2003
Goodbye Lenin won the hearts of the critics at the International Film Festival FEST 2003. The fall of the Berlin Wall must have brought relief to some and confusion to others. German critics all agree: Goodbye Lenin is the first good film made on the...
Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Man, the Image, & the World
Henri Cartier-Bresson: the Man, the Image, & the World by Robert Delpire Thames and Hudson, 2003/432 pp./$75 (hb). On August 22, 2003, Henri Cartier-Bresson celebrated his 95th birthday. Instigated by his long-time friend, curator and publisher,...
Mario DeBiasi: Reading
An exhibition curated by Maria Cristina Didero In collaboration with the 7th International Festival of Literature, Mantua Isabella diEste Apartments, Palazzo Ducale, Mantua, Italy September 3rd - September 28th, 2003 Exhibition catalogue by CHARTA....
Notes from the Field
Ann Fessler of Rhode Island School of Design, has been named a fellow by the Radcliffe Institute for 2003. A visual artist, she is one of 56 scientists, scholars, artists and writers to be selected for the 2003 honor. The Radcliffe Institute of Advanced...
Reviews
BOOKS / CATALOGS (dis)locations, works by Dennis Del Favero, Agnes Hegedus, Ian Howard, Susan Norrie, Jeffrey Shaw, Peter Weibel; Essays by Lev Manovich, Anna Munster, Peter Weibel. 30:2, p. 16. Before and After the I-Bomb: An Artist in the information...
Rivages
Rivages by Harry Gruyaert Textuel (Paris), 2003/104 pp. 43 (10"x15") color illus.)/$65. Harry Gruyaert is to 35 mm color photography what Robert Frank is to black and white. Since he saw John Szarkowski's Eggleston show at MoMA in 1976, he has developed...
The Trauerspiel in the Age of Its Global Reproducibility: Boaz Arad's Hitler Videos
Given the complete disenchantment of the world, art that is beyond the alternative of lightheartedness and seriousness may be as much a cipher of reconciliation as a cipher of horror. --Theodor W. Adorno The playfully serious and seriously playful...
Visual Poetics: Art and the Word
Miami Art Museum, April 25 - November 16, 2003 There is an interesting poetic speculation that "language is a 'cumulative project' of the species, comparable to animal husbandry." (1) If you want to witness the sharp visual turn this human-language-project...