[NetBehaviour] An interview with Katrina Sluis, Digital Curator at the Photographers’ Gallery.

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Fri Jul 13 12:55:11 CEST 2012

Marc Garrett interviews Katrina Sluis, the new curator of the Digital 
Programme at The Photographers' Gallery, London.

We discuss about the gallery's recent show 'Born in 1987: The Animated 
GIF', and what kind of exhibitions and projects to expect from the 
gallery in the Future.


"Why look at animated GIFs now? They are one of the first forms of image 
native to computer networks making them charmingly passé, a 
characteristic that gives them contradictory longevity. Animated GIFs 
crystallise a form of the combination of computing and the camera. As 
photography moves almost entirely into digital modes, the fascination 
with such quirky formats increases. The story of photography will be, in 
no small part, that of its file formats, the kinds of compression and 
storage it undergoes, as they in turn produce what is conjurable as an 
image." Matthew Fuller.

Katrina Sluis is an artist, curator and academic based in London where 
she teaches digital media at London South Bank University. She was 
recently appointed the first Curator (Digital Programme) at the 
Photographers’ Gallery, London. Her writing has been published in 
journals including Photographies, Philosophy of Photography and 
ArteEast. Her research is concerned with materiality, archiving and 
transmission in relation to the photographic image and she is currently 
working on a chapter for the (forthcoming) second edition of Martin 
Lister's The Photographic Image in Digital Culture.

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