Thursday, February 25, 2010

Artistic Range: Maxed Art 27/6

Posted By on Thu, Feb 25, 2010 at 11:51 AM

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Our friends at Maxed Art are celebrating the six-month anniversary of an international project they began called 27. The idea is that on the 27th of each month, photographers take pictures based on a different theme, from transportation to portraits, using only lo-fi cameras—disposable, cell phone, web cams, scanners, toy cameras, vintage cameras, etc. You can see the different photos they received from all over the world here.

The show is Saturday, Feb. 27, from 12 to 5 p.m. at the Candelabra Gallery,412 E. Seventh St., with music, refreshments and an interactive photographic experiment:

27 is an international group art project occurring on the 27th of every month. The project began in September 2009 as a collaborative photography experiment among mixed/multi-media artists and friends originally based in Tucson who, over the course of a few short months, found themselves living in different cities and missing the connection once accessible when it was easy to meet in person to share and talk about art.

Each month, we pick a different theme simple enough to shoot on

a busy weekday, but one that also requires conceptual thinking and attention to detail. Past themes have included Place, Colors, Reflection, Transport, and Portraits. However, we’ve self-imposed a few technical limitations in order to make us stretch our imagination further within the given subject, leaving room for nuance and surprises. Images can only be taken within 24 hours on the 27th of the month, and only "lo-fi" cameras including disposable cameras, vintage cameras, toy cameras, cell phones, webcams and even scanners may be used.

But 27 is more than just a picture-taking/picture-looking/documentary project. We then share the resulting images online for commentary ranging from introspective aesthetic feedback to humorous quips. 27 has not only provided an outlet for communication within our collective, it has also made us grow as artists through examination of our personal thought processes and technical inventiveness.

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