Archive for October 2008


x = t i m e: Christopher Finch

October 25th, 2008 — 8:20pm

x=time catalogue coverComing across Jay Mark Johnson’s photographs for the first time, a viewer may well be reminded of the photo finish images used to determine winners at track meets, horse races, and other sporting events.  In Johnson’s work, as in photo finish imagery, people, animals and moving objects are frozen against a background . . .

Read Christopher Finch’s complete x = t i m e catalogue essay here.

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x = t i m e: Christopher Finch

October 25th, 2008 — 8:15pm

x=time catalogue coverDer Betrachter, der den Fotografien Jay Mark Johnsons zun ersten Mal begegnet, mag sich leicht an die Zieleinlaufbilder erinnert fühlen, die der Feststellung des Siegers bei Wettläufen, Pferderennen und anderen Sportereignissen dienen . . .

Read Christopher Finch’s complete x = t i m e catalogue essay here. (DEUTSCH)

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x = t i m e: JAY – DESCHLER 目录

October 25th, 2008 — 8:10pm

x=time catalogue cover狭缝扫描摄影用来捕捉进行中的运动。在基于胶剂的摄影中,该技术包括一个不断超越胶片的实际狭缝,每次感光一条裂片,以创建一张“定格”动作的图像。凭借尖端数码相机,约翰逊采用“虚拟”电子狭缝,即跨越主体(实际上是事件,如赛跑)的单个像素,获得同样效果。无论哪一种情况,在若干秒或几分之一秒的时间内在镜头前发生的所有运动被合成为一张图像。由此拍摄的照片以图像的方式抓取在一定时间内发生的事件,所以在约翰逊的作品中,某个人可能会在相同的图像中不止一次地出现(超越了狭缝的轨迹运动),并且拍摄对象可能会出现夸张的摄影现象形式,即“焦平面快门变形”。

Read Christopher Finch’s complete  x = t i m e catalogue essay here. (Chinese)

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x = t i m e: EMERGENT AESTHETIC

October 25th, 2008 — 8:05pm

x=time catalogue coverThe works in this series are motion studies.  They focus on capturing and representing the continuous movements of the body. By isolating discreet gestures, they attempt to develop distinct, fluid delineations of bodily motion. In so doing, the works expand upon existing understandings of both the body’s internal motivations and, by extension, its internal nature.

Read Jay Mark Johnson’s full essay here.

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XANIC – Jay Mark Johnson – Swept Away

October 22nd, 2008 — 12:28pm

480 XANIC 1“…this can be read, in view of the inclusion of the element of time in Johnson’s images, as a compelling visual reflection on the nature of time itself as a destructive maelstrom that washes away all that is but transient. . .”

View Shaky Dog’s post on XANIC here.

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