Phil Solomon's rare contribution to experimental film spans collaborations with Stan Brakhage all the way to machinima. Doug Cummings recently caught up with the influential filmmaker to discuss American Falls his acclaimed 2010 three channel video and other works.
The images in this series are the result of my investigation into the network of influences between image construction, documentation, and subjective identification with printed ads. Thus, my conceptual strategy is appropriation, which mirrors the performative process of identifying with a magazine ad while disrupting the efficacy of its image-identity.
These photographs recount the story of my father’s yearly buying trip for Biordi’s Art Imports, his majolica retail store. Over the period of ten days, I traveled with him from majolica artisan to artisan, from Sicily to Rimini. In a blur of craft and color, and with camera in hand, I grew ever so aware of how small Italy can seem and how...
When I first heard the term white poverty" in South Africa, I thought it was an oxymoron. The only whites I had seen were affluent; they had nice cars, homes, and a lifestyle enhanced by labor made cheap by their country's huge black poverty. In contrast, shanty towns ringed every city I visited. I didn't see any white people living there.