gifriends forever, y’all
A group projection show with work sourced from a call for submissions.
TJ Elias, Lauren Wansker, Alex Nelson, Michelle Wallace, Mitchell Borden, Christina Villamor, Tammy Mercure, Mitch Patrick, Alex Broadwell, Lana Z. Caplan, Anna Clem, Jason Rusnock, Colin Todd, Carolina Marquez, Varvara Mikuskina, Nat Ward, Katherine Walton, Theo Slavin, Aaron Hegret, Kaitlin Egan, Gifriends(Alex Thebez & Marisa Gertz), Hope Hilton, Marcy Ayres, Dina Lun, Peter Gibson, Amanda Jas, Jessica Pettway, Jamie Hladky, Thomas Bouquin, Noe Montes, Kyle Seis, Michael Lewis, Amanda Retotar, Jordan Swartz, Paolo Morales, Marc Gilman, Nathan Pearce, Carlos Lowenstein, Al Palmer, Evan Deuitch, Karin Lindholm, Benjamin Davis, Jake Silby and Sam Cannon.
Talking about GIFs and the internet kind of seriously on magazines.
But whereas the GIF is created and posted without attribution, Vines are very much the opposite, according to Eppink: “The very ethos of the GIF is that they’re immediately released into the commons, but Vines are very ‘authored’ and ‘owned’ in nearly every sense of those words. This reflects the moment that the two formats were created in.
The web was a techno-utopian paradise when the GIF was first created, and the behavior that we evolved around GIFs reflects the early ethos of the web: sharing, learning, generosity. Now, the web is a place for wild speculation and get-rich-quick VCs [venture capitalists] and identity-making/performing, and that’s all pretty clearly reflected in Vine.”
The interview we did with printmag is up online.
Check it out!
From One Happy Picture