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Photography

Congo Infrared

February 1, 2011

Christopher Jobson

What you’re looking is not the result of Photoshop. This incredible collection of photos entitled INFRA from Eastern Congo was shot by 30-year-old photographer Richard Mosse using discontinued Kodak Aerochrome film. Mosse chose this infrared film to intentionally subvert traditional photos taken from the region to help draw attention to an often overlooked conflict.

INFRA; examines the conflict in Eastern Congo using Kodak Aerochrome, a recently discontinued film that was originally developed for military reconnaissance. These extraordinary colors are not the result of Photoshop. The project seeks a new strategy to represent Congo’s intangible conflict. Mosse chose to use this infrared aerial surveillance film out of context in order to explore how photography represents a place like Congo, a place deeply buried beneath its past cultural representations, from Heart of Darkness to Tin Tin. Infrared light is invisible to the human eye, and so the work alludes metaphorically to the conflict’s lack of visibility in our global consciousness, as well as (paradoxically) this endless war’s over-saturation in the mass media. Color infrared film portrays the world in a pink palette which the photographer uses to subvert the ways in which Congo and the African continent are traditionally photographed. He deliberately wishes to break the generic rules in order to question how we see (or don’t see) this war.

(via black harbor — at the time of posting this, the site appears to be down)

 

 



Art

Adam Katz: All of my good ideas are battles

January 26, 2011

Christopher Jobson

For Stefan Sagmeister’s “Things I Have Learned in My Life” project designer Adam Katz spray painted 1,500 plas­tic army men and adhered them to a glass window to spell “All of my good ideas are battles” — a useful phrase to define the creative struggle. Very cool.

If you’re interested in army guys as a medium I would be remiss not to direct you to Dominic Wilcox’s War Bowls, or this impressive installation by Brett Yasko. (via design work life)

Update: See also Marco McLean.

 

 



Art

Peace Strike [Update: Boy Soldier by Schoony]

January 23, 2011

Christopher Jobson

This is an incredible piece of work, a Hans Soloesque slab containing a child representative of Diane Arbus’ Boy with a Toy Hand Grenade in Central Park. After quite a bit of searching I’m unable to locate the artist, but it appears to be a piece submitted to Peace Strike as part of their current collaboration with Art Below via this brief interview on Don’t Panic. Anybody have some info?

Update: This piece has been attributed to Schoony. (thnx, stephen)

 

 



Documentary History Photography

Abandoned WWII Bunkers

January 23, 2011

Christopher Jobson

An exceptional and chilling collection of abandoned World War II bunkers by Amsterdam-based photographer Jonathan Andrew. While some photos clearly show the decrepit nature of these 70-year-old structures, it’s bizarre how futuristic some of them appear.

 

 



Animation

Joy of Destruction

January 18, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Xaver Xylophon is a 24 year-old visual communications graduate from KHB Berlin Weißensee. He likes melancholy robots, the smell of new tennis balls, and creating some pretty fantastic stop-motion shorts. I also really enjoyed the organic Zyklus I.

 

 



Animation

Streets Against The War

January 2, 2011

Christopher Jobson

This video was shot on 294 walls in four different Turkish cities. If you’re impatient skip ahead to about 1:00 for the good stuff.

 

 



History Photography

Pavel Maria Smejkal, Fatescapes

November 27, 2010

Christopher Jobson

Iconic historical war photos with the subjects removed by Slovakian artist Pavel Maria Smejkal. (via i like this art)