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NOIX 2019: Speakers, artists, writers respond to forgotten personal photographs

NOIX 2019: Speakers, artists, writers respond to forgotten personal photographs
Becca Lachman, Quinn Hunter, Kari Gunter-Seymour, Carmen Granger, and Ray Klimek answer audience questions on Feb 12, 2019.

The School of Art + Design at Ohio University presents the New Old Image eXchange [NOIX], a day of presentations and discussion about personal photographs with visiting speakers, faculty and students culminating in a keynote lecture by emerging artist and writer, Carmen Winant, 7 p.m., Tuesday Feb 12 in Mitchell Auditorium, Seigfred Hall.

Visiting artist, Carmen Winant, the Roy Lichtenstein Chair of Studio Art at Ohio State University, does not author her own pictures, instead, her work circulates within the world of found and often anonymous camera-made and machine-printed images. Her work “My Birth” was exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art in 2018, “Another Echo” shown at the Sculpture Center (NY) in 2018, and “Pictures of Women Working” at the Columbus Museum of Art (OH) in 2016. Winant was recently profiled in Vogue Magazine.

This day-long event consists of an afternoon (1:30-3 p.m.) and an evening (5:30-7 p.m.) panel session, a special reception (5 p.m.) event in between, and a keynote lecture (7 p.m.), all of which are open to the public and free to attend.

“We’re attempting to create an exchange of ideas across multiple disciplines, both inside and outside the arts, concerned with the malleable meaning and varying identity of old, forgotten, and unused photographs. These presentations encompass the personal, the social, and the political, and will embrace both generative and critical perspectives on how our photographic images ask us questions. How much of the meaning and power of photographic images can we locate inside the border of the photograph?” said Daniel King, writer/photographer for the College of Fine Arts.

Promo image for New Old Image Exchange 2019 at Ohio University



Panelists include: Laura Larson, Chair of Photography + Integrated Media at OHIO; Kari Gunter-Seymour, Athens poet laureate; Jonathan Johnson, art faculty at Otterbein University; Ray Klimek, teaching artist; Tammy Birk, Chair of Gender and Sexuality Studies at Otterbein University; celebrated sound artist Brian Harnetty (Alumni, PhD ‘14); Columbus based film artist Cameron Granger; Becca Lachman, local poet and singer-songwriter, David Wanczyk (Alumni, PhD ‘10, M.A. '06) English dept. faculty, and editor at New Ohio Review; artist, writer, and VisCom faculty member Josh Birnbaum (Alumni, M.A. '10) ; doctoral candidate in Interdisciplinary Arts, Basil Masri Zada (Alumni M.F.A. '14); and graduate students, Terrance Reimer (Media Arts), Quinn Hunter (Art + Design) and Ellie East (Art + Design).

Event coordinators and panel discussion moderators: Daniel King (Alumni M.F.A. '15), writer/photographer in the College of Fine Arts, and Cassidy Brauner (Alumni M.F.A. '18), Emerging Artist Post-Graduate Fellow in Photography and Integrated Media.

This event is made possible through support from the School of Art + Design, the Art Ambassadors student organization, Visiting Artist and Scholar Committee, the Undergraduate Art League, and the Photography + Integrated Media Department.

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Interview on WOUB with event coordinators, December 2018.


This event is scheduled to coincide with the 2019 Alternatives Biennial Photo Exhibition, “1, 2, 3 Dimensional Photographies,” organized by the graduate students in Photography + Integrated Media program, and on view in the Ohio University Art Gallery in Seigfred Hall until March 2.


OHIO Students: Submit your image + text sombinations to the Call for New Old Images (now) here through March 1.