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戸田文具店 by m-louis .®
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May 13, 2013 at 12:44, Tokyo 根津

  • Exploring an abandoned house
  • Heather Chandler: *points to Veronica and Heather Mac* Alright, Shaggy and Scooby, you take the sinks, I'll check the cabinets, and, Velma, you get the spooky looking fridge.
  • Heather Duke: WHAT?! Why do I get this...dubious looking device?!
  • Heather Chandler: Because only Velma would say 'dubious device'. Velma gets the spooky fridge.

In 2004, Catherine Opie was working on a body of work photographing her home life and surrounding community. The series happened to take place concurrently with the 2004 election cycle, and she began to feel frustrated with the media and news images projected into her living room. During these moments of frustration, Opie attempted to regain control by defiantly photographing her TV with a polaroid camera. She then created grids and collages with these juxtaposed images, allowing her to subvert and reclaim these then.

A new exhibition at the Getty Center explores 50 years of artists’ work looking at and commenting on news images. Through photographs and videos, these artists have juxtaposed, mimicked, and appropriated media elements to transform ephemeral news into lasting works of art. Breaking News: Turning the Lens on Mass Media is on view through April 30, 2017. 

  • me when I first started playing fallout: what's with all this 50s music
  • me now: URAAANIUM FEVER HAS GONE AND GOT ME DOWN URAAANIUM FEVER IS SPREADIN ALL AROUND WITH A GEIGER COUNTER IN MY

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Found in an abandoned and collapsing warehouse on Indy’s near East side.

From Abandoned Indiana, a project focusing on blight throughout Indiana.

View the rest of the project, as well as other works.

Sine Qua Non Photography: images by Nathanael Handlang

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