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Printmaking and time based media

Ho, Wuon-Gean


Wuon-Gean Ho


PRINTMAKING HAS INCREASINGLY LENT ITSELF to being represented in time-based media. While there is a rich history of documentary films that show the artist or printer at work, the print as multiple, often variable, and as a process is increasingly becoming a subject of time-based artworks themselves. As MOV, MPG, or GIF files, these can be shared and exhibited on the internet, bringing the time-based print, consistent with its historical role as a multiple, onto smart phones, tablets and computers. In this session, three artists using time-based printmaking will talk about their approach and methods.
"REPRESENTING PRINTS IN TIME." My short animation, Shadow Boy and Shadow Girl, is created from two sets of reduction linocut prints, with over 1500 in-between frames made in photoshop. Reduction linocut involves carving whiteness into a dark ground, and I wanted to explore the limitations of using a horizontal line as my only mark. I also wanted to see what would happen when I took the reduction linocut to its logical conclusion of complete obliteration. In this talk I will cover how certain specifics of the printmaking process, such as variable inking, the multiplied image and traces of touch brings a unique quality to animations and time-based media. I will also look at approaches by other artists that reveal the matrix and its offspring to be dynamic and evolving in time.


Ho, W. (2021, March). Printmaking and time based media. Presented at Remote Contact, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA

Presentation Conference Type Lecture
Conference Name Remote Contact
Conference Location University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA
Start Date Mar 12, 2021
End Date Mar 13, 2021
Deposit Date Mar 29, 2021
Publicly Available Date Mar 31, 2021
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