Nathaniel Stern and Jessica Meuninck-Ganger
30 January - 27 February 2010, Gallery AOP
44 Stanley Avenue, Braamfontein Werf, Johannesburg South Africa
Opening 30 Jan 2010, 12:00pm - 4:00pm
talk by Prof. Christo Doherty, Wits Digital Arts, 12:30 PM
Nathaniel Stern and Jessica Meuninck-Ganger approach both old and new media as form. They permanently mount translucent prints and drawings directly on top of video screens, creating moving images on paper. They incorporate technologies and aesthetics from traditional printmaking - including woodblock, silk screen, etching, lithography, photogravure etc - with the technologies and aesthetics of contemporary digital, video and networked art, to explore images as multidimensional. Their juxtaposition of anachronistic and disparate methods, materials and content - print and video, paper and electronics, real and virtual - enables novel approaches to understanding each. The artists work with subject matter ranging from historical portraiture to current events, from artificial landscapes to socially awkward moments.