The Projected Photograph
The New School, Tishman Auditorium
66 West 12th Street
This panel explores the multiple ways in which contemporary artists have utilized projection and installation strategies to display still photographic images, creating immersive and cinema-like experiences in museum and gallery contexts as well as outdoor environments. Departing from the large-scale, tableau treatments of the photographic image printed and framed as wall-based objects, exemplified in works by Jeff Wall, Andreas Gursky, and Gregory Crewdson, in recent years contemporary artists have increasingly employed projection devices–ranging from analogue on–to display photographic images as immaterial light projections, often incorporating temporal and audio-visual elements that evoke experiences recalling cinematic contexts and yet retain distinctly photographic qualities.
George Baker, Associate Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art and
Andrea Geyer, artist and Assistant Professor of Fine Art, Parsons The New School for Design
Paul Pfeiffer, artist
Krzysztof Wodiczko, artist and Professor of Visual Arts, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)