Melody is to Music as Reality is to Photography
Music and Cinema move through time. Silence is the architecture of music.
The photography of motion extends the question posited by the image.
The note is the figure on ground, the spatial negative of time. Light Source / Sound Source.
Music helps the ears understand the eyes.
Performance is an interaction, a correspondence involving the spectator in a crucial role.
For an artist the syntax of examined subject / idea is only apparent in the final work.
The Burchfield-Penny Art Center Performance, Jan. 2013
Ich Bin die Nacht
A performance piece incorporating film, photographs and live guitar composition, 20 minutes duration. Ich Bin die Nacht (I am the Night) was presented at the Apple Store, Soho and The Monkey, New York City, January 2008 in conjunction with The New York Guitar Festival. Music for Lens and Guitar is an ongoing series of works pursuing the relationship between photography and music.
Festival de Fotografia Paraty Em Foco, Brazil, 2008
The Stone, New York City, 2009
La Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris, 2009
Windsor International Photo Seminar, 2009
The Stone, New York City, 2010
Music & Motion
Music & Motion is Photographer/guitarist Ralph Gibson’s collaborative performance work with composer, multi-wind instrumentalist, and visual artist Jon Gibson.
The work will incorporate Jon Gibson’s 1975 video piece entitled "One Way”, and Ralph Gibson’s film/performance work “Typography”.
A film by Lou Reed and Ralph Gibson.
On the eve of her 100th birthday, Lou sat
down with his cousin Shirley for a tête-à-tête.