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 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 ]

This work has been accessioned into the UMBC Albin O. Kuhn Library & Gallery Digital Collections:

Hughes Remix Tumblr:

Included in Socially Engaged Art Journal. April 2014: