Being that the Crumb list is discussing themes on curating digital art &
media art. I thought that some of you may be interested in recent
interview with Katrina Sluis, new curator of the Digital Programme at
The Photographers' Gallery, London.
Wishing you well.
Marc Garrett interviews Katrina Sluis, the new curator of the Digital
Programme at The Photographers' Gallery, London.
We discuss about the gallery's recent show 'Born in 1987: The Animated
GIF', and what kind of exhibitions and projects to expect from the
gallery in the Future.
"Why look at animated GIFs now? They are one of the first forms of image
native to computer networks making them charmingly passé, a
characteristic that gives them contradictory longevity. Animated GIFs
crystallise a form of the combination of computing and the camera. As
photography moves almost entirely into digital modes, the fascination
with such quirky formats increases. The story of photography will be, in
no small part, that of its file formats, the kinds of compression and
storage it undergoes, as they in turn produce what is conjurable as an
image." Matthew Fuller.
Katrina Sluis is an artist, curator and academic based in London where
she teaches digital media at London South Bank University. She was
recently appointed the first Curator (Digital Programme) at the
Photographers’ Gallery, London. Her writing has been published in
journals including Photographies, Philosophy of Photography and
ArteEast. Her research is concerned with materiality, archiving and
transmission in relation to the photographic image and she is currently
working on a chapter for the (forthcoming) second edition of Martin
Lister's The Photographic Image in Digital Culture.