5×5: Futurology by Olivia Gilmore

5×5 features five photographs from five photographers selected by a guest editor.

FUTUROLOGY noun ˌfyü-chə-ˈrä-lə-jē : the study of what might happen in the future.

 Still from The Galactic Pot Healer, Shana Moulton, (2010)Still from The Galactic Pot Healer, Shana Moulton, (2010)

Though its original genre is video, the still image is gratifying. Moulton evokes the sequestered new age isolate, like Todd Hayne’s ingenue in the classic, 1995, ‘Safe’, it implicates satirical, future, anxiety over health.

Bob (In Tyvek), Harry Griffin, (2013)Bob (In Tyvek), Harry Griffin, (2013)
In general, Griffin’s photographs are jarring and absurd. This image depicts a man dressed in a Tyvek suit.
He is selling insulation. More anxiety over toxins.
Brian Chan
Anxiety of Photography, from the series Metaphotography, Brian Chan, (2013)
Chan’s image is well stated. Where is photography going?
4_anonymouspainting
From the series Anonymous Paintings, Enxuto & Love, (2011 – )
Enxuto & Love’s Anonymous Paintings are sourced from the Google Art Project. “The Anonymous Paintings are derived from screen captures of Google Art Project’s virtual “walk-throughs” of art museums where paintings have been blurred because of copyright restrictions.”  Their work can currently be seen at Carriage Trade gallery. It’s stunning in person, especially while wearing the 3-D glasses provided.
5_trevorpaglenNational Security Agency Utah Data Center, Bluffdale, UT, Trevor Paglen, (2012)
This image is from Paglen’s The Last Picture Show, which opened at Metro Pictures Gallery last February. This image is frightening, the database is gargantuan.

Olivia Gilmore is an artist living in New York City. She’s interested in the confluence of art and sciences. She co-curated Lintroller’s first video show, “The Present Tense of Space”, with Robert Hickerson, which showcased the work of national and international video artists, and projected them onto the walls of a loft space. She currently works as an Image Archivist at The Guggenheim Museum. 

 

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