Archive #12 - October-December 2002
An Interview with Kathleen Carr by Joanne Warfield, WIPI Director of Exhibitions.
What do you consider your greatest philosophical/spiritual influences
in how you approach your photography?
Im not really an inventor type. I may come across an idea
or technique that I really resonate with and then explore that with
my images. A few examples: combining black & white negatives for
sandwiching and double-exposing; putting emulsion transfers on eggs,
wood, stone, and other surfaces; further enhancing or handcoloring in
Photoshop; and making artist books with the images.
Congratulations, Kathleen, on a beautiful and informative book. As with
your Polaroid Transfers, selected by Photo-Eye Books as the first
Best Technical Title, runner-up, this one is sure to be
a stellar success.
photographs and story by Cat Jimenez, 2002
TZONE experience. Emotional guards down and barriers dropping quickly, I started to see the girls as a field of poppies getting ready to bloom right before my very eyes (and camera lens), The Transformation Zone.
The daytime activities soon became equally as powerful as the evening discussions. The skills that the girls were required to learn and master in such a short period of time were tools that could easily translate in the outside world. Teamwork, communication and trust were essentials in ensuring the girls could accomplish their tasks at hand. One such small group (10 girls) activity required that each girl have the same size tube. The object of the activity was to get a ball to travel through each of their tubes without dropping the ball on the ground before it reached the basket. The girls had to line up the tubes and once the ball passed successfully through their tube, had to
to end of the line to ensure the ball wouldnt drop, and so on,
and so on. Sounds easy in theory, but it proved to be quite a challenge.
This activity (and many others like this) provided the forum for girls
to communicate clearly, trust one another and realize that they had
to work together in order to successfully accomplish the goal. Watching
their faces go from doubt, worry and frustration to the pure joys
and satisfaction that come with a job well done sent me, an observer,
down such a path of delight and glee.
Burning Man 2002 .... hotter than ever..!
by: Laura Casey - Photographs ©Susan Holmstrom 2002
the walls, ceiling, and altars of the Temple crashed to the playa floor, so did the thousands of messages participants wrote to their lovers, their spiritual families, and their friends during the short week the Temple stood under the Nevada sun.
was a meditative place where Burning Mans nearly 30,000 participants
were compelled to "reflect upon the gifts we have received from
those we love, both living and dead, and to consider how these gifts
have changed our lives," Best writes. And it was awesome. Once
again, Burning Man finished another year as the nations most
celebrated and controversial museum of modern art. Execpt it is not
a museum. And much of the art is built and burned within a week. Yet
it manages to attract some of the countrys most talented artists,
and artists from across the globe.
build temples and solar-powered lily ponds, blazing burn barrels and
towering art cars. Nearly everything above and below the sea was represented
at the 2002-themed Floating World event. It wasnt unusual to
see a bus-sized whale buzz past a lifesize Spanish Galleon manned
by 40 members of the rowdy Extra Action Marching Band while a school
of glowing sea horses 10 feet tall looked on. Artist Kiki Pettit built
a 10-foot fountain titled Egeria Firefall, after the Roman goddess
of fountains who cried for so long after Romes King Numa died
that she turned into a fountain.
Thousands of volunteers, some of whom arrived on the playa a month early to build the infrastructure of what would become the seventh largest city in Nevada that week and stayed almost a month to make what remains disappear _ helped light the lamps glowing along the citys Esplanade, greet city residents as they entered the front gate, and collect smaller pieces of art for the Black Rock City Arts Foundation, which promotes Burning man art off-playa. Still in the midst of dusting off their camping gear and costumes, burners are gathering across the country to continue their version of the event sans Nevada desert. Some of the 400-plus fire dancers who performed in the fire conclave as the man came down Saturday night meet every Sunday in New York under the Brooklyn Bridge to practice their spinning art and swap stories about this years event.
British burners are planning a gathering in Wales and Los Angeles burners have marked their calendars to for a post-burn play-o-ween party Nov. 2. Flambe Lounge, a group based out of San Francisco, (the offical Burning Man Decompression party), have secured three blocks of space and a park near a local nightclub to host one of the largest decompression events in the country Oct. 20. Some burners like to say the Burning Man experience is akin to stepping into a stark Salvador Dahli painting _ and most never want to step out.
Holmstrom / Los Angeles Based Photographer
ALSO see WIPI article about Burning Man 2000, wipinews - Archive #4.
Desert festival reaches its fiery climax September 3, 2000
SLICES OF ROMANIA
know that this short trip scratched only the surface of Romania's deep
secrets I have yet to discover. Would I return to dig further? Of course.
And would I recommend this largely unknown country to the rest of the
world? I don't know. In some ways, my selfish self wants to keep this
Romania, untainted and virgin, from the hungry eyes of tourists.
For articles, see F2 eZine Archive #12 Oct -Dec. 2002