At the end of 2015 this blog will be inactive. This blog was utilized to post my experiences, preliminary research and the process of my interdisciplinary practice. The four year content of this blog, from 2011-15, concentrates on forming my Internet-based collection project. The postings pertaining to research or involvement with individuals/ institutions with aspects of the collections do not intend to be disrespectful of the history or present public institution/ museum practices.
Thursday, October 4, 2012
Art and Anthropology Projects
on RadioTimes with Marty Moss-Coane
there was an hour radio program devoted to the meaning of objects (stuff) in
everyday living. I am sharing this radio program as an example of cross
disciplinary research of objects, while using a form of visual medium to
present the project’s concepts. Marty discussed the topic with two gentlemen
who are integrating this concept of material culture with their current
projects in relation to art and anthropology.
photographer, Foster Huntington, and an anthropologist, Anthony Graesch, are
both implying a form of ethnography, while using different methods to interact
with their subject matter (people in relation to their objects). Foster
Huntington uses social media, a blog, to initiate a dialog along with people
submitting visual and written information on their objects. Foster begins the
dialog with a posed question, “If your house was on fire, what would you grab
as you ran out the door?”
The submitted information is categorized and presents the person's objects as priceless possessions.
To view the variety of objects visit The Burning House blog.
Graesch followed 32 families in the Los Angeles, CA area. His co-authored book,
Life at Home in the Twenty-first Century, is a visual ethnography
concerning present day relationships that are formed with accumulation of
objects. For a summary of Life at Home in the Twenty-first Century visit ISBNdb.com
whyy.org to listen to more details on each of the projects.