“Perrottet was an obsessive recorder of the physical possibilities of the human body, from its most subtle gestures to its most grotesque exertions”. By Eugenie Shinkle, ASX, May 2015 When dancer Suzanne Perrottet died in 1983, she left behind an extensive archive. Amongst the notes, letters, documents, and photographs were a number of banana […]
Standing in front of mirrors, learning to speak alien words by watching our mouths form sounds. The same mirror that is lethal, severing the rest of her body from its mouth. By Brad Feuerhelm, ASX, April 2015 There is no terror in the bang, only in the anticipation of it. -Alfred Hitchcock Perusing images with […]
“There was a long struggle to establish photography as an art form and that struggle was won. The war is over, photography is acknowledged as an art form. The price the photography world paid for this victory was excluding everything that is not made by artists – ‘That’s actually not photography, that’s not art, it’s […]
Inspired by the Dada movement and simply fed up with the society of North England in 1976, the Liverpool-born artist Linder Sterling—featured in the new Gestalten book The Age of Collage—is known as a true master of collage. For more than three decades, Linder Sterling has addressed identity, sexuality, fashion, and society through her stunning […]
Two Bison/Group of Bison (With Blue Shape), 1990 “In the sixties the scene in Los Angeles was beginning to get some attention.” The following oral history transcript is the result of a tape-recorded interview with John Baldessari on April 4, 1992. The interview took place in Santa Monica, CA and was conducted by Christopher […]
“But aside from this other kind of intellectual thing of the drawing and writing, I was like into hot rods more than anything else, and girls, obviously, and drinking beer and smoking, all of these things that the pastor’s son is not supposed to do.” Interviewed by Stephen K. Lehmer TAPE NUMBER: I, SIDE […]
Where do artists get their ideas? What is perspective? How can photography be like drawing or painting? David Hockney touches on these and other issues while discussing the making of his photographic collage Pearblossom Hwy in this video.
Dash Snow’s collage-based work was characterized by his practice of using his own semen as a material applied to or splashed across newspaper photographs of police officers and other authority figures.