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September 22, 2010
Lecture by Visual Artist Lynn Cazabon: Discard
Contact: Thomas Moore
Director of Arts & Culture
On Wednesday, October 6th at 12 pm in the Library Gallery, Lynn Cazabon, associate professor of Visual Arts at UMBC, will present her series of photographs, Discard, an ongoing body of work consisting of several discrete series of images featuring movie films discarded by public institutions (libraries, schools, archives). Harking back to the 19th century practice of postmortem photography, each print serves as a memento mori to the recently obsolete medium of film. In its totality, Discard is a shadow archive, reflecting that which has been omitted from institutional archives. More generally, the series reflects on the ongoing cycle of obsolescence, wherein technologies replace one another at ever increasing speed. With each iteration of this cycle, a particular way of seeing/knowing the world is lost.
Posted by tmoore at September 22, 2010 8:18 AM