Wouter Van de Voorde: “Mad Units, Monoliths and Myspace Mythologies” Interview

“At some point during that time I was painting inside an abandoned factory and I came across the body of a guy who hung himself. I remember my teacher in painting saying that I should have made a painting of the dude hanging. This teacher later suicided as well. I had several friends kill themselves during that period, maybe a Belgian thing?”

Susan Lipper Interview: Domesticated Land

“I was very motivated by Deborah’s Bright’s 1985 essay: Of Mother Nature and Marlboro Men, which stressed the importance of differing subjective viewpoints from the established patriarchal vision”

Hayahisa Tomiyasu: TTP, An Immoveable Feat

“In a dialogue where it is often difficult not to mention “medium specificity”, it would be fair in jest to contemplate why photography’s utility is toward change and simultaneously toward stasis. Stasis is where comfortablility lies, but this position also breeds contempt.”

John Divola: Time, Vandalism and the Engineering of Crypto-Architecture

“Vandalism” is a way in which to authorize or sign off on a negation of agreement of form and intent. It is to suggest that at its heart, what vandalism does is to distort the fabric of time in appearance governed by the individual” Crypto-architecture is not purposeful on the plane of first person experience. […]

Despite My Intention: An Interview with John Divola

“I consider the photograph as an imprint, remnant, of an activity. The fact that the photograph exists implies a viewer located it at a specific place and time”. Brad Feuerhelm in Conversation with John Divola, October 2015 BF: I’ve been reading some of your interviews from the 80’s to present. What strikes me is the consistency […]

An Interview with John Divola (1978)

 Zuma Series, 1977 Journal of Los Angeles Center for Photographic Studies, September 1978 Dialogue with John Divola by Dinah Portner Q. Do you think of photography as a concrete way of dealing with ideas? A. No, it’s not that they are ideas, per se. I see art as a dialogue about experiences and the way […]

John Divola: Artificial Nature (2002)

Artificial Nature by John Divola Over twenty years ago I read an essay by Arthur C. Clarke that occasionally comes to mind. Clarke was speculating on the certainty that mankind would develop artificial intelligence, and that eventually such intelligence would have the ability to learn, move through the world, and act. It would not be […]

Judy Fiskin Interviewed by John Divola

“For me, looking at small images somehow recreates the experience of looking through a viewfinder. When you are looking through a viewfinder of a thirty-five millimeter camera the scale disappears; you don’t know the size of the object you are looking at. It’s like receiving an image directly into your brain.”   Judy Fiskin Interviewed […]