(Photo by Aram Bartholl, courtesy XPO Gallery)

(Courtesy Museum of Moving Image Gallery)

A Tribute To Heather

Commissioned by The Museum of Moving Image.

"A Tribute to Heather consists of ten compositions created by embedding a single animated GIF in a website hundreds of times to produce a rich tapestry of color and motion. The URL of each composition serves as its title, describing the repeated animation and the background color. Because file load times vary every time a One Gif Composition website is accessed, each viewing is unique.

The animations in A Tribute to Heather were sourced from Heathers Animations, a sprawling hand-coded archive of 90s-era animated GIFs and background images operated by its elusive namesake, Heather. Founded in 1999, the site maintains the ethos of the early web, eschewing author attribution and copyright concerns to offer a wandering taxonomy of thousands of downloadable images."

— Museum of Moving Image

Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery, Intellectual Property Donor, Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut, 2014

OFFLINE ART: new2, Paris, France

Museum of Moving Image, New York City

Related Projects:
No Original Research, 2014

One Gif Compositions, 2012

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Related Press:
Offline Art, il faut savoir reseaux garder, Liberation, Paris

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