Photography & Intermedia

Kelly Richardson by Adriane
November 28, 2015, 9:30 am
Filed under: Installation, repost, Video Art

Pipilotti Rist by Adriane
November 27, 2015, 9:30 am
Filed under: repost, Video Art

Louisiana Channel – Pipilotti Rist

Douglas Gordon • The End of Civilisation, 2012 by Adriane
November 26, 2015, 9:30 am
Filed under: repost, Video Art

Bill Viola: Cameras are soul keepers by Adriane
November 25, 2015, 9:30 am
Filed under: Identity & Image, repost, Video Art

Bill Viola and the making of Emergence


A Fire in My Belly • David Wojnarowicz by Adriane
November 24, 2015, 9:30 am
Filed under: repost, Video Art

watch video here


P.P.O.W and The Estate of David Wojnarowicz disagree with the Smithsonian’s decision to withdraw the artist’s 1987 film piece “A Fire in My Belly” from the National Portrait Gallery’s exhibition entitled “Hide/Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture.” P.P.O.W has represented Wojnarowicz’s work since 1988 and maintained a close working relationship with the artist until his death in 1992. The gallery now represents his estate.

On behalf of the estate, the gallery would like to offer the artist’s words to illuminate his original intentions. In a 1989 interview Wojnarowicz spoke about the role of animals as symbolic imagery in his work, stating, “Animals allow us to view certain things that we wouldn’t allow ourselves to see in regard to human activity. In the Mexican photographs with the coins and the clock and the gun and the Christ figure and all that, I used the ants as a metaphor for society because the social structure of the ant world is parallel to ours.”

The call for the removal of “A Fire in My Belly” by Catholic League president William Donahue is based on his misinterpretation that this work was “hate speech pure and simple.” This statement insults the legacy of Wojnarowicz, who dedicated his life to activism and the arts community. David Wojnarowicz’s work is collected by international museums including the Museum of Modern Art, NY, The Whitney Museum, The Library of Congress, The New York Public Library, The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, The Reina Sofia in Madrid, Museum Ludwig in Cologne, the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, etc. Wojnarowicz is also an established writer; his most well known memoirs are Close to the Knives and Memories That Smell Like Gasoline, which are included on many university syllabi.

In 1990 the artist won a historic Supreme Court case, David Wojnarowicz v. American Family Association. The courts sided with Wojnarowicz after he filed suit against Donald Wildmon and the American Family Association, who copied, distorted and disseminated the artist’s images in a pamphlet to speak out against the NEA’s funding of exhibits that included art works of Wojnarowicz and other artists. We are deeply troubled that the remarks, which led to the removal of David’s work from Hide/Seek, so closely resemble those of the past. Wojnarowicz’s fight for freedom of artistic expression, once supported by the highest court, is now challenged again. In his absence, we know that his community, his supporters, and the many who believe in his work will carry his convictions forward.

P.P.O.W Gallery

Broadcast television was hijacked in Chicago on 11/22/1987 by hesterstratton
November 22, 2015, 6:53 pm
Filed under: Uncategorized

On this day in 1987, Chicago-based WGN television station WTTW experienced a guerrilla art airwave hacking by an unknown person or persons. It is still unknown who was behind the “Max Headroom Incident.”

“It was a run-of-the-mill broadcast until the screen suddenly went black for about ten seconds at about 9:14 p.m.. Without warning, a loud harsh atonal static sound overwhelmed the speakers and a man in a Max Headroom mask appeared on screen manically dancing for about 20 seconds before WGN regained control of their airwaves and cut back to the news.” Throughout the evening news, this hijacking happened two times, leaving audiences confused to this day.

Max Headroom was created in 1984 by George Stone, Annabel Jankel and Rocky Morton as an artificially intelligent (A.I.) T.V. host, which was completely computer generated.

To read more about this historical event, read this article from the Chicagoist.

Lisa Steele by Adriane
November 22, 2015, 9:30 am
Filed under: repost, Video Art

Juggling – 1972

Lecture: “I Will (Still) Make Boring Art (Redux)”


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