Moving Pictures at an Exhibition

Humans have plopped their collective butt cheeks down to watch moving imagery for more than 100 years. That means we’ve got some mad skills of observation. Camera angles, lighting, and framed shots communicate an entire story. We’re so accustomed to reading this visual language that we don’t even think about the translation.

Find this idea fascinating? Then pop into Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art’s “southwestNET: film and video: Looking Through the Other End of a Telescope” exhibition. The show includes video and image installations by up-and-coming American artists Jon Fisher, Jeff Shore, Aaron Rothman, Mungo Thomson, and Jennifer West, all who experiment, dismantle, and overanalyze the medium of moving pictures.

Tuesdays-Sundays. Starts: Aug. 29. Continues through Jan. 24, 2009
KEEP PHOENIX NEW TIMES FREE... Since we started Phoenix New Times, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Phoenix, and we'd like to keep it that way. With local media under siege, it's more important than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" program, allowing us to keep offering readers access to our incisive coverage of local news, food and culture with no paywalls.
Lilia Menconi
Contact: Lilia Menconi