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. 33, No. 5, March-April

Art, Science, and Imagination
PLUTO'S CAVE: MAKING VISIBLE THE INVISIBLE BY ACME PHYSICS BIG ORBIT GALLERY BUFFALO, NEW YORK OCTOBER 15-DECEMBER 18, 2005 NEW JERSEY CITY UNIVERSITY VISUAL ARTS GALLERY JERSEY CITY, NEW JERSEY JANUARY 19-FEBRUARY 16, 2006 ...
Atrocious Images
PICTURING ATROCITY: PHOTOGRAPHY IN CRISIS THE CENTER FOR THE HUMANITIES AT THE GRADUATE CENTER CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK NEW YORK, NEW YORK DECEMBER 9, 2005 On December 9, 2005, photographers, curators, scholars, and activists gathered...
Computer-Based Art Radiates Grounded Ideas
ALL DIGITAL MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART CLEVELAND CLEVELAND, OHIO JANUARY 20-MAY 7, 2006 On view through May 7, 2006, the Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland (MOCA) presents "All Digital," a sophisticated, engaging, and diverse group of...
Elements for Experience
ALEXANDRE CASTONGUAY: ELEMENTS MUSEE D'ART CONTEMPORAIN DE MONTREAL MONTREAL, QUEBEC SEPTEMBER 22, 2005-JANUARY 8, 2006 Computer programmers describe the interconnections between sets of code, text, and images as "elegant" when they possess...
Evolution of a Photo Fair
PHOTO L.A. SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA JANUARY 19-22, 2006 Presenting its fifteenth installment this year, photo l,a, has matured into one of the better art photography trade fairs in the United States. Improving on last year's event with its...
Extending the Frame: An Interview with Susan Meiselas
Susan Meiselas has represented difficult issues with innovative approaches throughout her thirty-year career as a documentary media artist. Her awards include the Robert Capa Gold Medal (1979), the MacArthur Fellowship (1992), and the Hasselblad Prize...
Festival Focus on Asia
FOCUS ON ASIA--FUKUOKA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL FUKUOKA, JAPAN SEPTEMBER 16-25, 2005 PUSAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL PUSAN, SOUTH KOREA OCTOBER 6-14, 2005 DUBAI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES DECEMBER...
Intermedia: Forty Years on and Beyond
WHAT IS INTERMEDIA? Forty years ago artist Dick Higgins coined the term "intermedia" to describe works of art that seemed to "fall between media." (1) Although delimiting concepts are contrary to the spirit of intermedia, two defining features have...
Location, Location, Location
AIPAD'S PHOTOGRAPHY SHOW 2006 NEW YORK, NEW YORK FEBRUARY 10-12, 2006 If it is February in New York, then it is AIPAD time, and the eyes and wallets of the photography world converge on the finest collection of photography galleries, members...
Love Fest
SATELLITE OF LOVE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ROTTERDAM ROTTERDAM, HOLLAND JANUARY 26-MARCH 26, 2006 It was once the case that artists chose to use video in order to be able to broadcast their work, and their goal was to leave behind the...
Media Received
American Surfaces, by Stephen Shore. Phaidon/232 pp./$55.00 (hb). Back Story 4: Interviews with Screenwriters of the 1970s and 1980s, edited by Patrick McGilligan. University of California Press/434 pp./$60.00 (sb). Boulevard, by Adam Bartos....
Nam June Paik: 1932-2006
Video art pioneer Nam June Paik died of natural causes at his home in Miami, Florida, on January 29, 2006; he was seventy-three. A memorial service for Paik was held in New York City on February 3, 2006. Born in Seoul, Korea, in 1932, Paik lived...
Notices
EXHIBITIONS ARIZONA Scottsdale: Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, 7380 E. 2nd St. Visions: outside/inside. May 11-Sept. 17. southwestNET: Jones Studio, Inc. Ricardo Mazal: The Tomb of the Red Queen. Both May 27-Sept. 24. Flor Garduno: Inner...
Portraits of Outrage
PICTURING ATROCITY: PHOTOGRAPHY IN CRISIS CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK NEW YORK, NEW YORK NOVEMBER 30-DECEMBER 27, 2005 For four weeks, a small-scale exhibition exploring public perception and representation of the United States' most recent...
Supernatural Girls
Whether possessing a capacity for magic or the ability to do battle with the undead, there is no question that contemporary teenage heroines have power with a capital P. --Debbie Stoller, The Bust Guide to the New Girl Order (1) In the digital effects...
The Medium's Message
THE PERFECT MEDIUM: PHOTOGRAPHY AND THE OCCULT METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART NEW YORK, NEW YORK SEPTEMBER 27-DECEMBER 31, 2005 Photography has always been considered a medium of fact, capable of producing precise and accurate images of the...
Web Design's Long First Decade: A Micro-Meta-History
The World Wide Web as a medium and Web design as a creative practice are now both old enough to have histories. The period between 2003 and 2005 saw various public celebrations of the first ten years of this quintessential new medium. But, when my...
When Research Needs Another Name
SENSUOUS KNOWLEDGE 2 SOLSTRAND, NORWAY NOVEMBER 9-11, 2005 When I first read the description of last November's Sensuous Knowledge conference--hosted annually by the Bergen National Academy of the Arts in Bergen, Norway--it piqued my interest,...