March 05, 2005

Opening tonight at Seattle’s Soil Art Gallery is a new exhibition called “knock-off.” Based on a 2003 trip to Italy, the installation by Nina Zingale and Gina Rymarcsuk uses photobooth photographs of figurines of religious and historic figures bought on the street. As the description reads

Zingale and Rymarcsuk borrowed the curbside Fotobooth’s ability to produce passport photos and then staged selected souvenirs into photo-ID poses (clustering them together in four repeated images).

This reference to “Fotobooth,” as though that’s a common name for something we all know, is somewhat misleading, and it seems clear from the small images available on the website that the images have been manipulated enough so as to be far from real photobooth photos anymore.

Brian | 9:19 pm | Art

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