This week we started our after school program Gallery Group. I have a lot of amazing places for us to visit but we started with possibly the most exciting. Marina Abrovomic's The Generator. Its a sensory deprivation experience where they blindfold you and put on noise canceling headphones then lead you into an open space where you are invited to explore without sight or hearing. They documented the experience with some cameras in the room. See the photos below. Can you spot me?
Here's some more detailed information about some things we didn't get to talk to deeply about in Photography Class today.
1- Here's a higher res version of the super famous Paul Strand photo from Liam's presentation-
2- Whitney's presentation about Emily Shur was great, but I wanted to show you some more of her landscape photography. Check out this link to her work in Japan and this link to her tumblr page.
3- Magnum Photos
4- The Hasselblad camera is a famous medium-format (meaning film larger than 35mm) camera used by professional photographers for over fifty years. Read up more on the history of the Hasselblad here.
Here's a picture of the most famous model of the Hasselblad:
Interesting read about how we spend our time at museums.
via The New York Times
I went to the Whitney Saturday night because it was open all night as a special end of the exhibit for the Koons show. I walked into the room with the balloon dog and smelled something funky. Turns out someone had JUST tagged the wall behind the giant bow! It was crazy! Check out the article below: