Other Frames

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  • The Big Bang of Electronic Art: Merging Abstraction and Representation in the Age of Digital Imaging

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  • Other Frames

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  • Panel: The Big Bang of Electronic Art: Merging Abstraction and Representation in the Age of Digital Imaging

    Other Frames’ in­ves­ti­gates is­sues of rep­re­sen­ta­tion in pho­tog­ra­phy and video within a dig­i­tal frame­work, and specif­i­cally the issue of for­merly un­seen work being ex­posed through a com­bi­na­tion of dig­i­tal and ana­log means.  In par­tic­u­lar to my prac­tice are the places where dig­i­tal and ana­logue meet.  This is an area of pho­tog­ra­phy which I have found to be lack­ing in re­search cur­rently, but emerg­ing in prac­tice at this time. The spe­cific area of re­search that I have fo­cused on is in look­ing at Con­struc­tivist Con­cep­tu­al­iza­tions around Ab­strac­tion using the dig­i­tal cam­era and com­puter as the tools.  The focus of this has been on the com­puter chip within a dig­i­tal cam­era, and how this can be ma­nip­u­lated with frames that are in be­tween, or not re­ally part of the ac­tual log­i­cal frame rate pat­tern.  Through prac­tic­ing tech­niques of move­ment with a dig­i­tal cam­era, I have fo­cused on in­ves­ti­gat­ing the place where the dig­i­tal chip stops work­ing prop­erly, where it can­not han­dle the work­load it is being given.  The im­por­tance of this issue is based on the cur­rent dis­course around the pho­to­graphic image, and post pho­to­graphic con­text around the record­ing of mem­ory.   I have looked at com­men­tary and work of artists within both dig­i­tal and ana­logue spaces around ab­strac­tive pho­to­graphic prac­tice, and an­a­lyzed how these two areas of prac­tice some­times ac­tu­ally find areas of sim­i­lar­ity, both with re­gard to method­ol­ogy as well as the final re­sult.  In terms of the spe­cific artis­tic prac­tice re­lated to this re­search, I have worked on cre­at­ing pieces where the final out­come has been specif­i­cally fo­cused on ac­tive work around a com­bined dig­i­tal-ana­logue prac­tice.

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