Art + Its Sources <ul><li>Art </li></ul><ul><li>& </li></ul><ul><li>Remix Culture </li></ul>
My Source Material <ul><li>Science + technoscience photography </li></ul><ul><li>US Government + military archives </li></ul><ul><li>News photos; photojournalism </li></ul><ul><li>Other art works; the history of art… </li></ul>
Declassified government files "Trinity" July 16, 1945 the first nuclear test Alamogordo Test Range Jornada del Muerte Desert (“Journey of Death”) New Mexico
The Rapatronic is a Camera made by the EG&G Co. in the 1950's to photograph atomic explosions at the rate of 1/1,000,000 of a second.
"Dog“, November 1, 1951 Operation Buster-Jangle, Nevada Test Site, Area 7 1417 Foot Airdrop from B-50
“ Castle Bravo” High yield thermonuclear weapons test (H-bomb) detonated on an artificial island at Bikini Atoll February 28, 1954 (GMT)
Kate Southworth: Pirates of Penzance http://www.gloriousninth.com/piratesofpenzance.html
Molotov Remix - consists od a jpg of Joy Garnett's painting "Molotov" sliced into 121 43px X 52px images. Each sliced image is randomly loaded via java script into one of 121 cells of an html table. Users may click on the "Recompose" link to achieve a new randomly generated recomposition each time. The chances of users hitting upon a perfect realignment of image slices is less than winning the lottery, but just in case I have a "fair use" argument ready. http://art-design.smsu.edu/cooley/molotov/ mark cooley
Edward Tang: “Molotov Landscapes” created using a custom software in Windows C++ using Visual C++ .NET and OpenGL for graphics. http://antiexperience.com
<ul><li>Painters have been using photographs </li></ul><ul><li>and cameras ever since modern photography </li></ul><ul><li>came to into existence, and earlier… </li></ul>
"Officer & a Laughing Girl" Vermeer (1657-1659) Frick Collection, NY Vermeer and other Dutch and Flemish painters of the period used the camera obscura...
"Bathers, Dieppe" 1902 Walter Richard Sickert (1860 - 1942) Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, UK The English Impressionist painter Walter Sickert developed a method of painting scenes of modern life from photographs. T his off-center composition, which features no horizon line, is an immediate, "snap-shot" moment, much like a photograph..
Interview, Greater Boston Arts TV series and website: Artists & Violence (2002) “ I’m nuts on images. I cut them out of books and newspapers, mostly books and magazines. And this is absolutely crucial to me, because this is one of the ways I tap into the world.
“ I see the world because it comes to me through media. Through film, through newspapers. Through TV.” -- Leon Golub
Gerhard Richter: Rakete Rocket 1966 93 cm X 73 cm Oil on canvas Catalogue Raisonné: 110-2
L: Confrontation 1 (Gegenüberstellung 1) (1988) R: Gudrun Ensslin from “October 18, 1977,” based on “ubiquitous photographs” of the Baader-Meinhof. Gerhard Richter
Thomas Ruff: jpeg ny02 (2004) 8 ft. 10 in. x 11 ft. 11 3/8 in
“ Culture is made of objects, expressions, stories, gestures, etc. that MUST be repeatable (and repeated) in various situations - precisely to create an identity to be held in common. …it is through this process of repetition that a group's consensus of history and identity is created.…
“… .Culture is composed of copies that we as a society share and subsequently hold in common - and that fundamentally bind us together. (We ALL copy without authorization all the time - that is called memory. Technology extends its perception and there is no 'self' without it.)” -- David Clarkson, artist, NYC (2009)