Yesterday I escaped the unseasonable sweltering heat for a couple hours with a visit to the Philadelphia ICA. The Photogenic exhibition was especially slick, including a number of works that applied photographic principles to other media, such as relief sculpture. Shoot the Singer: Music on Video was slightly disappointing, but still well worth seeing. Particularly noteworthy was a video piece with footage from a 1982 Minor Threat show woven with an interview with a 20-year old Ian MacKaye. And, there is a lengthy video introduction to the exhibition that features interviews with David Byrne, Genesis P-Orridge, John Cale, and a number of other interesting music people.
I also found out about the Open Video Call program, which I and my Rorschach collaborators will hopefully be participating in this summer.