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. 30, No. 6, May-June

"An American Vision": The Annual Conference of the Society for Photographic Education Austin, TX - 2003
The Society for Photographic Education was founded forty years ago in Chicago following the historical meeting of 1962 in Rochester at the George Eastman House. This March, SPE held its annual national conference in Austin (TX), under the theme An...
Books Received
A Due Voci: The Photography of Rita Hammond, Julie Grossman, Ann M. Ryan, and Kim Waale, ed. Syracuse University Press/160 pp./$49.95 (hb). The Artificial Kingdom, by Celeste Olalquiaga. University of Minnesota Press/336 pp./$19.95 (sb). The...
Conceptual Art and the Politics of Publicity
Conceptual Art and the Politics of Publicity by Alexander Alberro MIT Press, 2003/288 pp./$35.00 (hb). Conceptual artist Mel Ramsden called conceptual art, "... modernism's nervous breakdown." After nearly forty years critics and artists are...
Digitritus: Virtual Species or Digital Waste: Ownership in the Information Age
I will discuss how the anatomy of the technobody (1), along with its waste, can reveal what is more invisible than visible. The material I draw upon is produced as an element for a greater body. It is the digital waste by-products, or "digitritus,"...
Down the Digital Rabbit Hole: Digifest 2003
Once bids and stock options were Canada's main mode of exchange--although the Toronto Stock Exchange has currently moved to a new site--but now Digifest has offered the redesigned trading floor to the world's best minds in interactive digital media....
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
ARIZONA Workshop: Edition Book Production, a two-day workshop led by Pat Baldwin of Pequeno Press, is available for groups of six or more. For information call (520) 432-5924 or email patbooks@primenet.com. CALIFORNIA Courses: UC Berkeley...
Exhibitions
ARIZONA Tucson: Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona. The Drama of Pictures: Aaron Siskind's Photography. Through July 6. Tucson: Etherton Gallery, 135 S. 6th Ave. Filaments of Invention/Teresa Villegas, Randy Spalding, Simon...
FEST 2003: Belgrade's International Film Festival
Even if the most famous European international film festival is definitely Cannes Film Festival, and if there are many international film festivals in Europe, there is only one International Film Festival in Eastern Europe, and it is FEST, in Serbia....
Guy Bourdin
Guy Bourdin edited by Charlotte Cotton and Shelly Verthime Abrams, 2003/168 pp./$55 (hb). Guy Bourdin (1928-1981) is probably to advertising/fashion photography what Tony Ray-Jones is to British photography, what Gary Winogrand is to American...
Kerouac and Friends: A Beat Generation Album
Kerouac and Friends: A Beat Generation Album by Fred W. McDarrah and Timothy S. McDarrah Thundersmouth Press, 2002 Photographs, especially casual snapshots, have the power to convince us that life is made up of infinite moments of intimate...
Manufactured Landscapes: The Photographs of Edward Burtynsky
The Exhibit Manufactured Landscapes consists of several large galleries filled with Edward Burtynsky's beautiful, large-format, color photographs of railcuts, mines and tailings, quarries, oil fields and refineries, and shipbreaking. Works like Nickel...
Notes from the Field
Internationally recognized media artist Dorothea Braemer has been named Executive Director of Squeaky Wheel/Buffalo Media Resources. A member of the Philadelphia-based Termite TV Collective and the former Media Center Manager and Program Director at...
Obituary: Stan Brakhage (1933-2002)
Pioneering and prolific filmmaker, author, and educator Stan Brakhage passed away in a hospital in Vancouver, British Columbia on March 9, 2003 after a battle with bladder cancer. He was 70. Considered the most influential avant-garde filmmaker,...
Refusing to Be Captured; Camera and Dance
On Valentine's Day, New York University celebrated the accomplishments of Annette Michelson, an author and professor of cinema studies at NYU. Among her contributions cited was "her trenchant opposition to trends in contemporary scholarship in which...
SilverEye
SilverEye by Guido Argentini teNeues Publishing Company, 2002/128pp/$50 (hb). Guido Argentini's book SilverEye is a compilation of nude images taken over a twelve-year period starting in 1984. The ninety-eight technically superb black-and-white...
The Passing Birds
"Shame on he who could sing while Rome was burning!" Shame on anyone who sings, makes art, while the world around them is burning? The truth is there is always a burning Rome, somewhere. Should we all stop making what we make, doing what we do, to...
Workshops Are Listed by Date
JUNE 30-JULY 4 IMAGE, SEQUENCE AND SERIES NATHAN LYONS The workshop will explore narrative and non narrative visual structures. How the context of images can reinforce a comprehensive strategy in the development of one's own working methods will...
Written on the Land
Written on the Land by Mark Ruwedel Presentation House Gallery, 2002/64pp (sb). To my knowledge, Written on the Land is the second monograph dedicated to Mark Ruwedel's work. Ruwedel's photography has the same approach to the North American...