Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Context is Key... in viewing, too!

I wandered into the Blaffer Gallery today to check out the Chantal Akerman show, Moving Through Time and Space. I think I was more interested in the presentation, the transformation of space, and the technical aspects of the installation, rather than the actual content of the video pieces themselves. I don't know if it's specific to these works, or if, in general, I have less patience for video art. When I watch a movie, I sit down and prepare myself to spend a lot of time with it. When I walk past a video monitor, coming in at any point in the timeline, it's harder for me to enter the experience.

[more later?]

Monday, January 28, 2008

Life Cycle of a Blog Post

As a follow-up to my post from last night, I offer Wired’s “Life Cycle of a Blog Post” which shows just some of the ways that these words take on a life of their own after hitting the Publish button.

In my case, Google Reader had aggregated Chuy’s message from the RSS feed. Just a reminder than things deleted off the internet are seldom gone for good.

Taken away in the night...

Chuy posted over at the UH Photo/Digital Blog
This Blog is Dead, Just Like Photography
I could be wrong, but for me it is very difficult to have to sort through all the “Photography is Dead” reviews in order to find the other photo news, which is why this Blog was started. Isn’t there a simpler, less cluttered way of presenting these Junior Block review assignments? Another page?
The post was made at 11pm. By 2am, it was gone. I wonder where it went?

[Edit: Chuy, on afterthought, decided to take his post down. Nothing nefarious. Really.]