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. 6, May

An Historical Bargain
[1] This early twentieth-century photograph was purchased a few years ago for an unremarkable sum at a trade show in Las Vegas. If one had the patience to sort through the mass of images scattered across the oblong table something of interest...
Cinders of Life
I. When I was still very young, my father used to write the names of deceased relatives on long narrow pieces of rice paper for the annual memorial ceremonies With due care, often referring to the book that contained many examples of appropriate...
Events
ARIZONA Workshop: Edition Book Production, a two-dog 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 Workshops: John Sexton...
Exhibitions Available. (Etc.)
Exhibitions available: pARTs Photographic Arts has produced an important exhibition of contemporary Cuban photography that is available to tour through 2003. "From the Negative: Conceptual Photography from Cuba" consists of new work by 11 photographers...
Festivities
FotoFest 2002 Ninth Biennial Month of Photography Houston, Texas March 1 - April 1 In Houston, the month of March was filled with conversation amongst Its locals regarding the collapse of Enron, increasing levels of humidity and, Interestingly...
Finding "Me"
I first saw her while browsing in a second-hand store in Wilmington, Delaware. As I flipped through a sheaf of loosely bound pages pasted with photographs, there she was: a teenage girl perched demurely on an oak-and-leather settle. [1] In the overexposed...
Grants Available. (Etc.)
Grants available: The Leeway Foundation is offering its Window of Opportunity Grants for 2002, providing immediate, short-term grants of up to $2,000 to Philadelphia-area women artists. Grants are open to artists in all fields. For information contact...
Internships Available. (Etc.)
Internships available: Arts Administration interns are sought by the Center for Photography at Woodstock. Training opportunities include producing workshops, publishing the Photography Quarterly magazine, implementing the gear-round visual arts...
Learning from Las Vegas
* Fact or Fiction: Photography and Mediated Experience * Society for Photographic Education National Conference * Las Vegas, Nevada * March 21-24 An annual gathering, the Society for Photographic Education (SPE) National Conference offers...
Lev Manovich's the Language of New Media. (Voiceover)
TREBOR SCHULZ is an East-Berlin-born, Brooklyn-based interdisciplinary artist and curator who studied at the Whitney Independent Study Program. He exhibits, lectures and curates widely in Europe and the Americas. The focus on aesthetics and cinema...
Memory. Cleverly Disguised as a Database
Old. "Our Baby" must be the offspring of humankind. The album craftily compiled for baby Walter Dean Hieby by his mother, Ursula, bears this ubiquitous title, and my own parents also kept one, equally blue for a boy, with the same possessive...
Nothing Could Be More Appropriate
The ideal homemaker of the 1890s took special care to create a well-appointed and attractive surrounding for her family. Pretty and unique decorations, homemade and hand crafted, were the hallmarks of a nurturing home. Quilts, pottery, hand-painted...
Opportunity Available. (Etc.)
Opportunity available: The Department of Art at The Ohio State University offers a two-year MFA program in photography. Graduate Teaching Assistantships with stipend and full tuition waivers will be available for the 2002-03 academic year. For information...
Postscript to a Postcard
To look at the portrait of an individual is to invite oneself to all sorts of speculations as to who they were, how they would have spoken, what they would have thought. --Phillip Stokes, The Family Photography Album: So Great a Cloud of Witnesses...
Residencies Available. (Etc.)
Residencies available: The Banff Centre offers Media S Visual Arts residencies in television, interactive media, multimedia and research. The cost of residencies varies and there may be some financial assistance awarded on a project-to-project basis....
Rhizome.Org. (Voiceover)
GLORIA SUTTON is in the Ph.D. program of the Department of Art History at UCLA and has been on the Board of Directors of Rhizome.org since 1998. If the discourse on new media art was condensed into a single body and hooked up to a monitor to...
Secular Santos
It was in Laredo, Texas, on the evening of January 6, 1998, that I first met Ms. Gloria Gonzales Hein. Her son arranged my visit after he learned of my interviews with local families who owned fotoesculturas, a distinct form of three-dimensional...
Showcase
ARIZONA Scotsdale: Scotsdale Museum of Contemporary Art. Thin Skin: The Fickle Nature of Bubbles, Spheres and Inflatable Structures. May 25-Aug. 15. Tempe: ASU Art Museum, Nelsen Fine Arts Center, Mill Ave. and 10th St. Lindsay Hebberd/Cultural...
Submit Films and Videos. (Etc.)
Submit films and videos: To Pay Attention, a monthly screening series focused on bringing new voices/new visions to upstate New York, presented by the Center for Photography at Woodstock and the Woodstock Film Festival. All genres welcome. Ongoing...
Submit Films. (Etc.)
Submit films: Marco Island Film Festival student competition celebrates student cinema storytellers from around the world, showcasing their film, video and animated features during its five-day festival in S.W. Florida. A non-refundable entry tee...
Submit Proposals. (Etc.)
Submit proposals: E3 Gallery is currently accepting exhibition proposals for the upcoming calender year beginning Jun. 2002. Proposals should include slides, prints or color copies, a resume and a cover letter stating your name, medium of choice...
Submit Slides. (Etc.)
Submit slides: Reviewing slides for inclusion in a presentation at the National Gallery, London. Topic is "Photo Imaging: Beyond the Surface, toward Surround and Structure." The conference is "Drapery in Visual Culture: Contexts, Clothing, Corporealities,"...
Submit Videos. (Etc.)
Submit videos: "small & UGLY' presents video works that anticipate, accept and welcome the unique faults of streaming Internet video in a knowing embrace of the less than perfect. Seeking conceptual video, film and animated works under 10 minutes....
Submit Work. (Etc.)
Submit work: San Francisco Camerawork seeks work for "Truth and Lies: Reality and Fabrication in Narrative Genres," a show at the Oakland Art Gallery, Sept. 19-Nov. 2. Proposals for inclusion of Photography, Video, New Media, and Internet-Based...
The Life of the Party
In the ongoing push for consumer ease that characterizes the history of popular photography, the Polaroid Corporation stands as the undisputed champion of the later twentieth century. Among its many successes and numerous patents--including the...
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. (Voiceover)
J. FIONA RAGHEB is Associate Curator for Collections and Exhibitions at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. In rejecting the terms "sculpture" and "environment" for his work some forty years ago, Dan Flavin recognized the increasing inefficacy...
With a Wink of an Eye
[1] You may not have heard the term "lenticular" before, but I am sure you have come across these images many times. It is difficult not to notice them--and that's their main purpose. Lenticulars are images that contain some kind of eye-catching...