One Hour Photo Project was something I hear of indirectly by my inbred lifestyle of being a MICA nerd—I usually check the MICA alumni facebook page about every week, and I click on the MICA website more than once a week. I saw that someone had posted about an open call for submissions on the alumni facebook page. The show was created by Adam Good and curated with Chajana denHarder and Chandi Kelley. I submitted a self-portrait about my father’s death, looking into his gravestone. I have been through a rather rough patch in my life recently and I want to lay this sort of expression making to rest because I finally feel like I have other things on my mind. I agree to never show this work from this point, so I cant show anyone.
May 8—June 6, 2010
American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center
Hours: 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Tue-Sun
"One Hour Photo distills the photograph to the ultimate limited edition: 60 minutes. Photographic works will be projected for one hour each, after which they will never be seen again, by anyone, in any form. Each work will exist only in the limited moments of perception, in the individual and collective experience, then memory, of the observers.
One Hour Photo complicates the myth of photography as preservation, manifests the tension between the permanence of the medium and the impermanence of time, and subverts the profit model of the edition and the print.
Documentation of the experience will consist of signed release forms: each participating artist will pledge never to reproduce, display, or sell the piece they've include in the exhibition."