Portable Wildlife Image Instance

Artist:

Alessandro Sambini

Location:

Milan, Italy

Location of the winning bidder:

Richmond, VA, USA

Full Category:

Cameras & Photo > Lighting & Studio > Stock Photo Collections

Starting Price:

$1.06

Sale Price:

$44.00


Q & A

Please, forgive me, I may have been distracted by the BOLD RED TEXT: I understand that this is for one side of the bag. My bag anatomy knowledge is challenged so could you tell me if there is a bottom, and if so, does that come with purchase, or, if not, is it sold separately? Also out of curiosity, what is on the other side?

thanks for your question. Every single question allows other potential bidders to better understand what they are actually bidding for. Your bag anatomy knowledge makes sense. Unfortunately though, during the process of separation, the bottom part of the bag got lost. So: no, the bottom part is not included in the auction. Concerning the other side: I own it and it is not for sale (at the moment) and it is just the same as the one I am selling here. Thank you and happy bidding!

Artist Bio:

Alessandro Sambini lives and works in Milan. After earning a BA in Design and Arts at the Free University of Bolzano, Italy and an MA in Research Architecture within the Visual Cultures department at the Goldsmiths’ College (London), he moved to Milan. Here he started working with photography, video and other media, and to reflect on the modalities that govern the production of new images, their circulation and distribution, and the relationship between the spectacle and its audience.

Curator:

Cassini Algorithm, Gaia Tedone

Artist Statement:

I like the idea of somehow monitoring the usage and circulation of an image and I think that this is a simple valid example. I am also interested in the word “instance” (adopted from the software Adobe Flash) as metaphor for an image which has been manipulated and thus differs from the original although remaining “intimately” related.
An instance refers to a copy of a Flash symbol, whether it’s a movie clip, graphic, or button. When you work with symbols on a stage, the symbols that you’re working with aren’t the actual original Library symbol. They’re copies that can be manipulated by scaling them, applying color and opacity effects, animating them, and affecting them with ActionScripts. These changes don’t reflect on the main symbol, which is stored in the Library in its original form. All changes to the main symbol, though (taking place on its own timeline within the symbol itself) reflect on all instances / copies of the symbol anywhere on the stage. Think of it as something similar to Plato’s Theory of Forms; the symbol stored in the library is the pure form, while the symbols on the stage are just copies made from the form template.”

(Adrien-Luc Sanders, as on thoughtco.com, What is an Instance in Flash?, 2016)