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Annelise Laske StudioOtto LaskeComposer, Poet, Visual ArtistFormer Artistic Director of NEWCOMP, Cambridge, MA 50 Woodbury StGloucester, MA 01930…Continue
Started Jan 15, 2013
As curator of a show of video-based photography at one of the oldest US art colonies, the Rocky Neck Art Colony, Gloucester, MA, I would like to invite submissions for a show of printed and framed…Continue
Started Jan 2, 2013
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"Photography" is a broad term and "photographers" seem reluctant to lose its link to the camera. However, when you look into the field of collage you'll see that people have already gone beyond camera-based to scanner-based photography (see www.nadineboughton.com, and others). The next step, I think, will be that photographers are going to realize that animations, or "video", is another potential source of photography, -- see Jean Detheux's, Dennis Miller's, and my own work. It's just that the concept of video-based photography hasn't been accepted yet. This third category is almost circular since it includes the other two: you can use camera- or scanner-based images to make a video, which I have done, and lastly, you can start your new animation from a video-based piece of photography. So there, here the circle closes.
I wonder now what the defenders of old-fashioned "photography" will say? Will they choose to call the new work "unconventional photography"? I think they are too focused (fixated) on results; they should look at the process by which photography is made. Once you do, to accept the term "video-based photography" is not going to be a problem. No more landscapes and human nudes, however.
As a visual music artist making animations as well as printable/frameable stills, I am beginning to distinguish between camera-, scanner-, and video-based photography. This third genre potential comprises the former two since you can begin an animation with a camera- and/or scanner-based image. My focus is on the third category. I would like to show that there is aesthetic photography potential in animation stills.
While I welcome the "liberation of the image from the frame" in visual…Continue
Posted on January 2, 2013 at 6:35am