Monday, May 26, 2008

matthew gamber

matthew gamber's project 'this is (still) the golden age' uses light emitted via tv screen to produce a photogram. he explains: "as one of the first photographic methods, the photogram was empirically valued for its ability to trace an object by direct contact ...television programs are broadcast and lost. the signals can be transduced into another form. they are replayed from a recording, though the presence of the initial broadcast is lost when replayed. pressing the photographic paper against the tube, heat and light emanating from the television are relayed. producing its own light, the television image is self-inscribed, fulfilling the desire to span distances, making illusions more present." see more of matthew's work here. and thanks to michael for the link.

[all matthew gamber. from the series this is (still) the golden age. top to bottom: lawrence welk show. 2007. the dean martin show. 2006. beaver, from leave it to beaver. 2007.]