quinta-feira, julho 18, 2013

constantly breathing

To GIF: to capture a moment on an endless loop.

breathing - 2013 (Daniel Pinheiro)
The animated GIF is a Brechtian medium not only in the distancing effects of image compression, but also in that the repetition of a single gesture ad infinitum constitutes a sort of gestus—a symbolic moment that is amplified in context to represent a whole paradigm of existence. Brecht believed that art “is not a mirror held up to reality, but a hammer with which to shape it”—and it is in the attempt to imagine a micromodular, low-cultural political theatre that this series has been curated.

Jesse Darling for Rhizome.org

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