Critique of Pure Image – Between Fake and Quotation
A project of the Art Today Association
in collaboration with Code Flow
written and curated by Dimitrina Sevova
Stop Motion Studies – Series 13
Video film installed on the electronic advertising panel in the main hall of the central train station in Plovdiv, 7 min., 2004.
David Crawford studied film, video, and new media at the Massachusetts College of Art and received a BFA in 1997. In 2000, his Light of Speed project was a finalist for the SFMOMA Webby Prize for Excellence in Online Art. In 2003, Crawford’s Stop Motion Studies project received an Artport Gate Page Commission from the Whitney Museum of American Art and an Award of Distinction in the Net Vision category at the Prix Ars Electronica. In 2004, he received an MSc from Chalmers University of Technology and became an Assistant Professor at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. In the SMS-13 remix of footage originally shot for previous installments of Stop Motion Studies in London, Paris, Boston, New York, and Tokyo, each installment’s modular structure has provided a library of building blocks that have been edited into a linear animation approximately 7 minutes long. In the original Internet version of the work, the speed of the transitions is based on network connection speed.