Archive for July, 2012

kaleidogifs at the dublin speedshow

Wednesday, July 4th, 2012


kaleidogif series marie-josiane agossou and paula roush.

After receiving an invitation to participate to Never gonna gif you up, a speedshow curated by Nora O Murchú for the openhere festival in Dublin, paula roush proposed for us to collaborate on a series of animated gifs for the show.

We found the William Blake engraving  Europe Supported By Africa and America published in (Narrative of a five years’ expedition against the revolted negroes of Surinam, in Guiana, on the wild coast of South America; from the year 1772, to 1777: elucidating the history of that country, and describing its productions … with an account of the Indians of Guiana, & negroes of Guinea, by Captn. J. G. Steadman), which final intentions were to support the start of more equal relations between cultures and races.  This compelled us to work around the historical and socio cultural context of both engraving and writings taking a feminist approach to the master-slave conflict and to the work by means of video collages.

Shadow knitting, conflicting tattoos on our skins, lacerated closeup skull, pixelated lynching uncanny life traces, europe out of focus supported by a yearn ball.”

paula roush, 2012 []

gif contribution at the PG

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012

On the 19th of May The Photographer’s gallery in London reopened its doors to the public with amazing works by Burtynsky and a brand new digital screen, ‘The Wall‘.
To inaugurate The Wall , the gallery invited a few artists to contribute to Born in 1987: The Animated Gif show. I am very pleased to be part of the lot with a gif from return to wells and claim my 10 seconds of fame (5 seconds in a loop exactly).