Wednesday, May 05, 2010

One Hour Photo

No, not the crappy Robin Williams movie.

One Hour Photo distills the photograph to the ultimate limited edition: 60 minutes. Photographic works will be projected for one hour each, after which they will never be seen again, by anyone, in any form. Each work will exist only in the limited moments of perception, in the individual and collective experience, then memory, of the observers.

One Hour Photo complicates the myth of photography as preservation, manifests the tension between the permanence of the medium and the impermanence of time, and subverts the profit model of the edition and the print.

Documentation of the experience will consist of signed release forms: each participating artist will pledge never to reproduce, display, or sell the piece they've include in the exhibition.

For obvious reasons there are no sneak previews of the pieces, so I'll leave you with an image of the venue where it is to be held.

May 8—June 6 2010
American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center
4400 Massachusetts Ave
Washington DC 20016
May 8th opening night: 6-9pm
Tue-Sun: 11am to 4pm

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