“Indecisive Moments” from the Museum of Fauxtography
October 4th - November 1st, 2013
The Center for Ongoing Research & Projects presents Indecisive Moments, the inaugural exhibition from Mike Olenick’s Museum of Fauxtography, a collection of over ten thousand “fauxtographs”: instances of light-sensitive images used in motion pictures. This exhibition within an exhibition illustrates one of the unique properties associated with fauxtography: the ability of the recorded image to change or contain information that is not always visible to the human eye. The images featured in this exhibition have been affected by one of several factors including: analysis with non-existent tools, time travel, magic, supernatural occurrences and other unexplained phenomena. Indecisive Moments documents the existence of these fauxtographs, and it provides context for them by comparing them to more familiar photo-chemical changes: the development of the latent image and improper fixing of the image.
Mike Olenick’s film, All the Memory in the World, which comes out of the same research that produced the Museum of Fauxtography, will screen at the Wexner Center on October 4th at 7 PM. View the trailer here.
About the Artist
Mike Olenick lives and works in Columbus, Ohio. He has shown his work in the Oberhausen Film Festival, World Wide Video Festival, New York Underground Film Festival, Brooklyn Underground Film Festival, EXiS, Experimenta, International Short Film Festival Hamburg, VIPER Basel, Seattle International Film Festival and Chicago Underground Film Festival. His work has won awards at the Ann Arbor Film Festival and Cinematexas, and it has screened on Dutch television. In 2004 he was the recipient of an Ohio Arts Council Individual Artist Fellowship. He received his BFA in Media Studies from the Columbus College of Art and Design and his MFA in Photography from the Cranbrook Academy of Art. For over 10 years he has worked as an editor in the Film/Video Studio Program at the Wexner Center for the Arts, where he has edited projects for Guy Maddin, Michael Robinson, and Jennifer Reeder, among others.