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Artist Feature

Every week an artist is featured whose single image was published by Der Greif. The Feature shows the image in the original context of the series.

Justin Fiset - WLA (2009 - 2012)

Apr 17, 2013

This project grew organically out of regular outings photographing near my home in West Los Angeles and eventually the greater Los Angeles area. I discovered that I was most interested in images that had been made in alleys or similar spaces. As I focused on these places I came to understand that they occupy a unique gap between public and private, deliberate and accidental; that their use or meaning changes in relation to who moves through them; that while they are places in a physical sense they are conceptually non-places, without names, left off of maps, etc. This in-between status, or liminal state is a concept widely found in myth and ritual, referring to moments, rites and places that are simultaneously loaded with potential and neutral. The threshold could either be a moment of transformation or one of stasis, as in purgatory, and gives such spaces a neutrality upon which I find their visual qualities are amplified. WLA is an investigation of the fleeting, lyrical capacity of latent spaces, a catalog of the unanticipated interactions and harmonies that materialize in these spaces and the human urge to find meaning within them.  

Artist Blog

The blog of Der Greif is written entirely by the artists who have been invited to doing an Artist-Feature. Every week, we have a different author.

Molly Bradbury – Video Artist

Apr 19, 2013 - Justin Fiset


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Untitled (Garden One)

Molly Bradbury is a video artist living in New Mexico. Her background is in music composition and performance as much as it is in new media and video art. What she makes with this is some of the most haunting, mesmeric, consciousness-altering video works you're likely to find. All the sounds are synthesized, pure data that also informs the shifts and movements of the visuals. You're hearing what you're seeing and the other way around, cognitive abilities are shorted and something happens.  Installed floor to ceiling and filling your field of view they are pure experience; the world looking back at you. Click full screen and put on your head phone for the (not quite but almost) full effect.

Walker Evans

Apr 18, 2013 - Justin Fiset

Likely taken while Evans was contracted with the Resettlement Administration in West Virginia in 1935 this image is item #1 in the case of the people vs. the people who think Walker Evans is boring. The flattened space and composition are a not so subtle wink to let us know that he had aspirations beyond dry bureaucratic contracts. If this was in color you could mistake it for a Shore and not loose face. This Shore in particular (Presidio, Texas, February 1975) is dealing with space in a very similar way, in fact in Uncommon Places (Shore's seminal monograph, no time for footnotes, just go buy it) Shore describes this image in a way that could easily be applied to the Evans above. (more…)