Saturday, 01 May 2004
Pix Of The Day: Marie-Jeanne Dance Without Music
CREDIT: © Glen McGaha Miller/Visionary.nu
WHERE: not known. WHAT: images in a Conceptual Photography series.
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Glenn McGaha Miller's Visionary.nu web site carries the tag 'Visual Poetry', and when we arrived on site we were looking for 'Conceptual Photography', which is one of the labels Glenn uses when classifying his work into various sections.
We selected an item entitled 'Dance Without Music': "A photographic exploration of what it might be like to be deaf in a hearing world", featuring model Marie-Jeanne. There are nine images in the series, but because we did not consider them to be serial in essence, our thumbnail strip presents them in a different order. We thought all nine images should be viewed as a complete statement by the photographer, but viewing them in a different sequence was an interesting exercise.
We have visited Conceptual Photography galleries in earlier features: introductions to work by Hollywood photographer William Mortensen, and the unusual conventional (non digital) work by Misha Gordin are still available. A page on the Italian language web site ThousandImages.com makes a useful type summary, but we hesitate to overuse the label so that it becomes any kind of a definition.
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Jules Laforgue (1860-1887)
"Ah! que la vie est quotidienne."
Oh, what a day-to-day business life is.
'Complainte sur certains ennuis' (1885)