Posts Tagged ‘Joan Jonas’

Reading the Internet with Joan Jonas: The Task of the Cultural Critic in the Ambient Age

Stills from Double Lunar Dog

#Hashtags provides a platform for longer reconsiderations of artworks and art practices outside of the review format and in new contexts. This week we’re excited to announce that contributor Kristi McGuire is a Headlands Center for the Arts resident for 2013. Check out her post, “Reading the Internet with Joan Jonas: The Task of the Cultural Critic in the Ambient Age.” Stock image photograph produced[…..]

Film vs. Digital: Why the “vs.”?

Malcolm Le Grice, "Berlin Horse" (1970), still from a multi-projection film

A lively, critic-to-critic dialogue published recently in The New York Times[i] left me pondering over the persistently blinkered nature of so much “digital age” discourse on film.  Moving imagery has long been implicated and explored in and across myriad cultural and creative contexts, yet the breadth, depth, and diversity of filmic practice has been, and continues to be, belied by a narrow focus on commercial[…..]

Reading the Internet with Joan Jonas:
The Task of the Cultural Critic in the Ambient Age

Stills from Double Lunar Dog

Kristi McGuire is an artist, writer, and editor living in Chicago, Illinois. She is coeditor of The Contemporary Visual Studies Reader, forthcoming from Routledge this fall. She can be reached at postmenlikedoctors [at] gmail.com.  Stock image photograph produced by Google image-search for “stock photography.” I once thought that I could summon the ambient act of reading on the Internet as part of a singular project of prognostication:[…..]