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. 41, No. 6, May-June

51st Society for Photographic Education National Conference: Baltimore, Maryland March 6-9, 2014
The Oxford English Dictionary provides multiple definitions of the words collaborate, exchange, photography, and dialogue. The first are predictable: collaborate, meaning to cooperate, as in united labor; exchange, the action of reciprocal giving and...
A Brief and Incomplete History of Art and Technology Ventures in the Bay Area 1980-2010
Recently, artists and technologv xvorkers in San Francisco have been at one another's throats. The flash point is often identified as the Google Bus, a private shuttle ferrying tech commuters from the city to the Silicon Valley suburbs that has sparked...
Beyond Earth Art: Contemporary Artists and the Environment
HERBERT F. JOHNSON MUSEUM OF ART CORNELL UNIVERSITY ITHACA, NEW YORK JANUARY 25-JUNE 8, 2014 In February 1969, Willoughby Sharp, an independent curator, publisher, and artist, curated Earth Art at Cornell's Andrew Dickson White Museum of Art....
Books
3D: History, Theory and Aesthetics of the Transplane Image, by Jens Schroter. Bloomsbury/4.84 pp./$34.99 (sb). Aim Deiielle Laski and Horizontal Photography, by Ariella Azou lay. Leuven University Press/261 pp./$48.00 (sb). Art and the Internet,...
Brian Ulrich: Copia-Retail, Thrift, and Dark Stores, 2001-2011
HAGGERTY MUSEUM OF ART AT MARQUETTE UNIVERSITY MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN JANUARY 22--MAY 18, 2014 Brian Ulrich's retrospective exhibition Copia--Retail, Thrift, and Dark Stores, 2001-2011 offers a nuanced portrayal of American consumer culture...
Carrie Mae Weems: Three Decades of Photography and Video
SOLOMON R. GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM NEW YORK CITY JANUARY 24-MAY 14, 2014 Carrie Mae Weems: The Museum Series STUDIO MUSEUM IN HARLEM NEW YORK CITY JANUARY 30-JUNE 29, 2014 Over the past two decades, Carrie Mae Weems has become widely...
Congregation
BY KMA (KIT MONKMAN AND TOM WEXLER) MARKET SQUARE PITTSBURGH FEBRUARY 21--MARCH 16, 2014 Over the past decade or so, with the creation and advancements of YouTube, Vimeo, and Vine, video has managed to embed itself into our daily lives through...
I Caught a Rattiesnake: A Conversation with Suko Presseau
I edited much of this interview with Suko Presseau after reading Michael Pollan's essay "Why Cook?," (1) which details how Americans increasingly prefer quick and easy pre-prepared meals. Despite the pervasiveness of celebrity chefs (as well as their...
Image, Author, Failure, Chance: A Conversation with Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin
An often-cited origin story pervading Western culture goes something like this: Abraham's lather, Terah, runs a shop that sells idols. While his father is away, Abraham, persuaded of the falsehood of idol-worship, smashes all but the largest idol,...
Jananne Al-Ani: Excavations
HAYWARD GALLERY PROJECT SPACE, SOUTHBANK CENTRE LONDON, UK MARCH 5--MAY 11, 2014 Drawn from her ongoing project The Aesthetics of Disappearance: A Land Without People, Jananne Al-Ani's Excavations focused on the relationship of the apparently empty...
Poiesis and Enchantment in Topological Matter
By Sha Xin Wei/MIT Press/2013/384 pp./$40.00 (hb) In a recent appraisal, if not rant, on the state of media theory today, Geert Lovink ended with a laundry list of tasks: What we need now are philosophical responses to the cult of selfies, more...
Provocative Alloys: A Post-Media Anthology
Provocative Alloys: A Post-Media Anthology Edited by Clemens Apprich, Josephine Berry Slater, Anthony Iles, and Oliver Lerone Schultz Mute Books in association with Post-Media Lab Books, 2013 160 pp./S19.99 (sh) In this period of vast expansion...
Robert Heinecken: Object Matter
Robert Heinecken: Object Matter Edited by Eva Respini/The Museum of Modern Art/2014/ 188 pp./$50.00 (hb) In her catalog essay, curator Eva Respini frames Robert Heinecken's work within the historical contexts of Dada and surrealism and also alongside...
Ruffneck Constructivists
INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ART UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA PHILADELPHIA FEBRUARY 12--AUGUST 17, 2014 Not exhibited in Ruffneck Constructivists, the video for MC Lyte's 1993 rap hit single, Ruffneck, directed by Pamela Birkhead (3:42 minutes),...
Shorts 2013
Shorts 2013 By Oliver Ressler/Design Division/2 hrs 24 min./$55.0 0/DVD Austrian installation and video artist Oliver Ressler has been making films since 2000. His early films include engaged portraits of direct action groups (such as Rote Zora...
There Will Never Be Silence: Scoring John Cage's 4'33"
MUSEUM OF MODERN ART NEW YORK CITY OCTOBER 12, 2013--JUNE 22, 2014 At the heart of the exhibition There Will Never be Silence: Scoring John Cage's 4'33" at the Museum of Modern Art is the earliest surviving score of the infamous composition...
What Is a Photograph?
INTERNATIONAL CENTER OF PHOTOGRAPHY NEW YORK CITY JANUARY 31-MAY 4, 2014 The ultra-mercantile art or photography fair has contributed to the spectacularization of the photographic print and the promotion of novelty, all of which may feel carnivalesque...
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