Hughes Remix

“Construction: 1922 / 2011″
created with images from the Hughes Collection, University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

In conjunction with the 2014 SPE National Conference theme “Collaborative Exchanges: Photography in Dialogue”, The Special Collections Department of the Albin O. Kuhn Library & Gallery and the Department of Visual Arts, at UMBC have offered the images of the Hughes Company Glass Negatives Collection for reinterpretation and reinvention.

Participants were invited to remix, reinvent, reinterpret, and reimagine the images in this archive of Baltimore street scenes, promotional and advertising photographs, businesses, churches, schools, monuments, factories, machinery, and portraits.  Each screen resolution image is archived on the project’s Tumblr and as a file in the UMBC Albin O. Kuhn Library and Gallery’s Special Collections and was presented at various venues during the SPE 2014 conference including the hotel’s CCTV programming, the projection event at MICA, and monitors at various SPE event venues.

[ curatorial team: Steven H Silberg, Chris Peregoy, Tom Beck ]

Hughes Remix Tumblr: http://hughes-remix.tumblr.com

Reductive Video Interactive Installation

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This untitled interactive installation continues my experiments with Reductive Video. The body of work entitled “Reductive Video” borrows the choice to depict changes in movement (either as individual frames or wholly contained in a single image) and applies it to the technical rendering of images. Using custom software written in Max/MSP/Jitter, video is broken down to reveal only the pixels that change from frame to frame, no longer implying form, but instead the shape of what has changed from the previous frame.

Read the Reductive Video Project Statement / Watch the video overview

Lumen Prints

"Twenty-four Hours of Autumn Shade" 10/15/2013-10/16/2013 Forte PolyWarmtone Art Ivory_Base 24hr exposure (910pm-910pm)

Twenty-four Hours of Autumn Shade
10/15/2013-10/16/2013
Forte PolyWarmtone Art
Ivory_Base
24hr exposure (910pm-910pm)

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Palimpsest

A ( Washington Project for the Arts ) Coup d’Espace project curated by Steven H. Silberg and Neil C. Jones

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October 12 – November 29, 2012
2023 Massachusetts Ave, NW, Washington, DC

Participating artists: Jesse Morgan Barnett, Scott Blake, Patterson Clark, Jarrett Davis, Samantha DiRosa, Gary Duehr, Mark Geil, Julee Holcomb, Ryan Hoover, Miyakawa, Michele Montalbano, Matteo Pasin, Jessica Rowshandel, Sarah Sachs, Ali Seley, s/n coalition, Eric Souther,  and Erika Stearly.

A full catalog from the exhibition is available at http://scriptio-inferior.com

It’s a question of technology. It’s a question of understanding. It’s a question of access. It’s a question of privilege. It’s about the overtones and the subtext. What started with a simple premise—receive artwork, document it, and replace it with a QR Code—became something much bigger. Palimpsest explores the shortcuts that modern technology has allowed but questions the materiality and privilege of artwork. The substrate remains while the artwork has been stripped away. A QR code has been applied to the surface and only those with the proper technology are able to decode the new art-object into the original artwork… (read the full statement)

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For Love

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For Love represents the reduction of a video into a single print. Similar to other Reductive Video works, the changes in motion and movement are layered to create impressions of these on-screen activities.

The source material for this exploration was appropriated from online amateur pornographic video-sharing websites.

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Read the Reductive Video Project Statement / Watch the video overview

After Muybridge, After Marey

These experiments in “Reductive Video” are an homage to the work of Eadweard Muybridge, Étienne-Jules Marey, and Thomas Eakins, bringing their ideas into the 21st century by highlighting the changes in motion and movement as experienced and recorded by technology. Video is captured and processed, comparing one frame of video against the next. Only those pixels that differ from the previous frame are then displayed.

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Read the Reductive Video Project Statement / Watch the video overview