Friday, July 18, 2008

Rena Small - Luminous-Lint Photograph of the Day

Rena Small
Ross Bleckner, NYC
[Artist's Hands]

Gelatin silver print
Provided by the artist - Rena Small
© Rena Small 2008

Following the online exhibition Portraits: Parts of body: Hands that went up on Luminous-Lint in June 2008 I was contacted by Rena Small about a series of photographs that she has been taking for over twenty years of the hands of artists.

As Rena relates in her introduction:

"...their hands move unconsciously while we talk shop about their work, ideas, passions from their heart and I listen, respond as the elements of performance art are activated in the art making process too. My role is to simply stop them when I observe the gestures that are crucial for some unknown reasons. That is the art of it for me, those unknown moments of reason."

With grateful thanks to Rena and all the artists who have participated in this project since 1984 and for their permission to include their thoughts and reflections.

There is an online exhibition of this series on Luminous-Lint.

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