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. 38, No. 3, November-December

A Slow and Painful Crawl: The Videos of Kent Anderson Butler
Video is to television as sound is to music. Each is the most basic component of its medium, and the art lies in how they are assembled. Television is designed to entertain as we watch passively, and in doing so, to sell us products. Video art, an...
A Streaming Dream
Dream Machine By Brion Gysin New Museum New York City July 7-October 3, 2010 In 1924 Brion Gysin moved from Alberta, Canada, to Paris, where he launched an extensive artistic career that was both geographically and materially complex....
Beuys's Hare Is Everywhere
Adaptation: Between Species The Power Plant Toronto June 19-September 12, 2010 When I lived in Minneapolis I rented a little plot in the community gardens. Each summer evening, a fellow urban farmer would come to tend his tiny field, his...
Building a World
2010 01SJ Biennial San Jose, California September 16-19, 2010 Now in its third iteration the biennial 01SJ arts and technology festival in San Jose, California, is finally gaining traction. With its blend of commissioned works, museum and...
Constructed Realities
Eleven Minus One By Amir Zaki The Green of This Notebook By John Divola LA><ART Los Angeles July 17-August 21, 2010 At LA><ART, two Los Angeles artists John Divola and Amir Zaki, created projects that took as their...
On Lost Rivers and Other Man-Altered Landscapes: A Conversation with Alejandro Cartagena
The problem of imaging ecological harm is not getting any easier. Artists who have taken a documentary approach now seem almost quaint in their investments. Painters from the nineteenth-century Hudson River School, for example, gave audiences composite...
Pause for Performance
Off the Wall: Part 1--Thirty Performative Actions Whitney Museum of American Art New York City July 1-September 19, 2010 This past spring saw the culmination of performance art's domination of the art world in the media sensation that was...
Photography in Crisis?
Perspectives 2010 International Center of Photography New York City May 21-September 12, 2010 "Today, photography is in crisis. The traditional tools of the medium have been dismantled and its conventional locations and distribution points...
Sagas
SITE Santa Fe Eighth International Biennial Exhibition Santa Fe, New Mexico June 10, 2010-January 2, 2011 "The Dissolve," the Eighth International SITE Santa Fe Biennial, curated by Sarah Lewis and Daniel Belasco, seeks explanation for an...
Spatial Politics: The (Non)destinations of Augmented Reality Art (Part II)
[Ed. note: This is the second part of a two-part essay. See the September/ October 2010 issue (Volume 38, no. 2) of Afterimage for Part 1 of this essay.] What would it. be for an augmented reality artwork to produce a form of communication, connectedness....
Take Me to Your Robot: New Documentary Methods from Carnegie Mellon Univeristy's CREATE Lab
In recent years, while photographers were sadly selling their enlargers and pondering a printer's bit depth, Silicon Valley NASA computer scientists were inventing new digital imaging technology for Mars Rovers to record visual data of the alien planet....
Transmedia Remix
Open Video Conference Fashion Institute of Technology New York City October 1-2, 2010 The second annual Open Video Conference, held at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City, provided a mash-up of creative commons shareware,...
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