Creative Appropriation with Artist Michael Mandiberg
From the MoMA description:
Join artist Michael Mandiberg for an exploration of appropriation, collage, and found art from an artist's perspective. Mandiberg leads an afternoon conversation on the theory and practice of appropriation, charting a path through MoMA's Sturtevant: Double Trouble exhibition and touching on key works from MoMA's collection to establish a terrain of creative appropriation. To complete the circle, participants make their own digital readymades and appropriations in response to Mandiberg's propositions and provocations.
Today we are going to look at, think about, and make art from found digital materials. We will do so by reducing or accumulating, contextualizing or decontextualizing animated gifs.
Less is more. Think about the meaning.
Here is our schedule for the day:
1:00-1:15 p.m. Participants arrive (check-in at the reception desk in the Cullman Lobby)
1:15-2:15 p.m. Visit the permanent collection and Sturtevant exhibition as a group.
2:15-3:00 p.m. Meet in Classroom B to discuss digital appropriation, and the challenge for the day
3:00-4:00 p.m. Participants create their own appropriations (using MoMA laptops)
4:00-5:00 p.m. Reflection/ group discussion
- Desktop Is, Alexei Shulgin, 1998
- SOD, JODI, 1999, Video here, more here.
- Copies, Eva and Franco Mattes, 1999
- Gatt.org, RTMark/The Yes Men, 2000, documentation here.
- AfterSherrieLevine.com, Michael Mandiberg, 2001
- Super Mario Clouds, Cory Arcangel, 2002,
- ANIMAL-ATED GIFS, Paper Rad, Early 2000's
- Tiananmen Paintings, Michael Mandiberg, 2005
- Photoshop Gradient Demonstrations, Cory Arcangel, 2007-
- Mandala, Kevin Bewersdorf, 2008,
- Three Frames
- 9 Eyes, Jon Rafman, 2009. More here.
- Postcards from Google Earth, Clement Valla, 2010
- Yoshi Sodeoka, Infinite Parton (2012), and Sheroes (2012)
- ScanOps, Andrew Norman Wilson, 2012. More here and here.
- Money 2 - Plink Fjoyd, Lorna Mills, Remix by Yoshi Sedeoka
- Iconoclashes, Clement Valla, 2013
- Lorna Mills, ongoing
- Station to Station, Raymond Boisjoly, 2014
- Paddy Johnson's History of the Animated Gif, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4.
- Abigail Solomon-Godeau, Photography At The Dock: Essays on Photographic History, Institutions, and Practices (excerpt here)
Use Animated Gifs (tool 1, tool 2)
If you want to make your animation loop by "rewinding" and playing in reverse, please see this tutorial, starting at 2:35
For Further exploration: