LOOK – One Hour Photo: Noel Rodo-Vankeulen

The One Hour Photo project opens Saturday, May 8, from 6-9pm at the Katzen Arts Center, American University Museum,  Washington, DC.  One Hour Photo distills the photograph to the ultimate limited edition: 60 minutes. Photographic works will be projected for one hour each, after which they will never be seen again, by anyone, in any form.   The opening will feature three never-before-seen, never-to-be-seen again pieces by Megan Cump, Tim Davis and Noel Rodo-Vankeulen.   Check out the complete schedule.

One Hour Photo was created by Adam Good and curated with Chajana denHarder, and Chandi Kelley.

@ 2010 Noel Rodo-Vankeulen

8 Comment

  • I think the announcements for this off base concept should only be shown for one hour, never to be seen again.

    It goes against the very concept of photography.

  • Ah, sound wisdom. We should never be presented with concepts that challenge our expectations of how art is produced or seen.

    Who’s the judge of “the very concept of photography?” I’d say the photographers involved outrank EVERYONE.

    Dog forbid somebody comes along to rekindle the idea that art is temporary and not (necessarily) a thing to be bought and hoarded like fukkin’ rifles in a paranoid survivalist’s basement.

    • GIANT +1

    • Like rifles in a paranoid survivalist’s basement? That makes no sense.

      The whole concept, take notes here if you have to, of photography is in being able to represent the matter repeatedly at a different time or different place. It is a means of both explanation for the unfamiliar and reflection for the familiar.

      To show a picture for one fleeting time period and then erase it forever is wholly against the concept. That’s what we would generally just think of as seeing something. There’s really no need to involve the medium of photography in that.

      And, what’s more, for that to be your whole gimmick is…well, just a sad little gimmick really.

      It’s also quite wasteful.

      But it’s cool. I certainly don’t need you to agree with me. I just take your comment as more of that “brutalist noise” of yours that everybody seems to be so excited to hear…or not, really.

      • you started it… nyah.

        …..there’s something so tragically awesome in the fact that the Tibetan monks, after spending so long to create those colored sand mandalas, ritually destroy them. Seems like we in the west (generally speaking) are lacking in artforms that exist separate from “product” — where the act and the doing is more important than the result.

        In essence I dig what these One-Hour Photo folks are doing: and that’s the awesome thing about “art” — There’s a fine line between gimmick and something that can break through and really inspire someone. Often an exhibit can be both. Probably SHOULD be both.

        as for “brutalist noise,” we definitely need a helluva lot more of THAT. Psyched to see MidCity Cafe hosting shows (see other PoP post) but hope they can dig a wide range of sounds, from that structured rock stuff to membrane-stretching sonic adventures……. but I digress!

        • Excellent defense… Love the comparison to the Tibetan monks’ sand mandalas! I DO always enjoy your comments!

  • IntangibleArts wins 🙂 (Captcha: Long sweeney. How’d they know?

  • I am one of the photographers in the One Hour Photo Show! After my 1 hour is ended (May 23, 2010, 1 – 2 p.m.), I think I will do a painting of the image. It will not be the photograph itself, but the work of an artist who does not paint … maybe

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