What is Barbara Kasten interdisciplinary?

The interdisciplinarity of the Bauhaus runs through Kasten’s investigations. In 1985, Kasten collaborated with choreographer Margaret Jenkins to design the sets, costumes, and work on lighting design for Inside/Outside: Stages of Light. More recently, she has explored the spatial possibilities of video.

What is Barbara Kasten known for?

Conceptual art
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How does Barbara Kasten make the experience of movement through modernist architecture?

She makes photographs and video projections in her studio that evoke an experience of movement through modernist architecture. Kasten’s video projections of rotating objects and planes of drifting color, cast onto building exteriors and interiors, destabilize the architecture through the optical fragmentation of forms.

What is a photogram in photography?

A photogram is a photographic print made by laying objects onto photographic paper and exposing it to light.

What inspired Aaron Siskind?

Aaron Siskind was planning on living the life of a writer when he discovered photography, rather by accident. He received his first camera as a wedding gift in 1929, at the age of 25. But though he came to the medium late, he was instantly inspired by the potential it possessed to express emotion.

What does Barbara Kasten say about the photographic process?

I’m not photographing light; I’m photographing what light does. It creates a shadow, so that’s the play. In that case, it’s three degrees removed from what is being photographed, but there is still an object there to create the illusion. That, to me, is what I was trying to do, so that the identity isn’t obvious.

Is a photogram a pinhole camera?

For the next round of WICO workshops at the Maker Ed community studio, we’re exploring photography and pinhole cameras with a tinkering approach. Photograms are images made without a camera by placing objects directly onto the surface of light-sensitive paper. …

What is a Chemigram photography?

A chemigram (from “chemistry” and gramma, Greek for “things written”) is an experimental piece of art where an image is made by painting with chemicals on light-sensitive paper (such as photographic paper). The term Chemigram was coined in the 1950s by Belgian artist Pierre Cordier.

Why was Siskind important?

Siskind was a photography instructor at Chicago’s Institute of Design and served as head of the department there from 1961 to 1971. As such, Siskind’s work served as an invaluable link between the American documentary movement of the 1930s and the more introspective photography that emerged in the 1950s and 60s.

What did Aaron Siskind photograph?

In the early 1940s he began photographing patterns and textures of such mundane subjects such as coiled ropes, footprints in sand, and seaweed. Much like the members of Group f. 64, Siskind achieved surprising, dramatic results by shooting his subjects at close range.

Who encouraged Barbara Kasten to do art when she was a child?

My experiments in photograms and Constructions began in Los Angeles where I lived and taught for ten years. However, Chicago was important in my early development. My childhood teachers saw artistic potential in me, encouraged me, and implanted the idea of becoming an artist.

What did Thomas Wedgwood call his photogram of lace on photosensitive paper?

sun prints
Wedgewood called these images “sun prints”, a term that has survived to this day. Some of his experiments included placing lace on photosensitive paper and produced an image in which the tones were reversed in tone that represents the negative as we now refer to it.