1. Watch v.1 (with music written and performed by Dustin Zemel) at vimeo.com/77061097
    Watch v.2 (with music written and performed by Britt Smith) at vimeo.com/77061098
    Read the blog post at huntingtonblogs.org/2013/10/videre-frame-video

    Ornately carved flowers finished in a burnished gold. Thin, simple, straightforward black outline. Heavy, thick, rustic hardwood stained to a deep burnt sienna. All hidden in plain sight. You’ve surely spent time gazing at paintings, photographs, prints hanging on a wall—whether in an art gallery, a museum, or in a friend’s home. But when was the last time you focused your attention on their frames? These structures—whether simple and understated or works of art in their own right—impact how we see and understand the art pieces they surround and support. Just imagine if we were to remove Pinkie from her heavily ornamented surroundings and encircle her instead with a geometric art deco frame or one of shiny, rounded, red plastic. Or consider the Huntington Frontiers story from a few years back that recounts the reframing of Frederic Edwin Church’s Chimborazo, which we deemed necessary precisely because a previous reframing of the painting had made it appear too dark (see “Framed Again,” pages 4-8).

    And so this latest addition to the Videre video series shifts our focus from the framed to the frame. There are three versions of "Frame." The visuals of the three versions are identical to one another, but each is “framed” with a unique musical score written and performed by a different artist (Dustin Zemel, Britt Smith, and David Cheetham, respectively). How does your experience of the piece change with the different audio tracks?

    Videre, Latin for to see, is a video series that plays with the idea of re-seeing. The short works featured here are explorations of sights, sounds, and sensing at The Huntington.

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  2. Watch v.1 (with music written and performed by Dustin Zemel) at vimeo.com/77061097
    Watch v.3 (with music written and performed by David Cheetham) at vimeo.com/77061099
    Read the blog post at huntingtonblogs.org/2013/10/videre-frame-video

    Ornately carved flowers finished in a burnished gold. Thin, simple, straightforward black outline. Heavy, thick, rustic hardwood stained to a deep burnt sienna. All hidden in plain sight. You’ve surely spent time gazing at paintings, photographs, prints hanging on a wall—whether in an art gallery, a museum, or in a friend’s home. But when was the last time you focused your attention on their frames? These structures—whether simple and understated or works of art in their own right—impact how we see and understand the art pieces they surround and support. Just imagine if we were to remove Pinkie from her heavily ornamented surroundings and encircle her instead with a geometric art deco frame or one of shiny, rounded, red plastic. Or consider the Huntington Frontiers story from a few years back that recounts the reframing of Frederic Edwin Church’s Chimborazo, which we deemed necessary precisely because a previous reframing of the painting had made it appear too dark (see “Framed Again,” pages 4-8).

    And so this latest addition to the Videre video series shifts our focus from the framed to the frame. There are three versions of "Frame." The visuals of the three versions are identical to one another, but each is “framed” with a unique musical score written and performed by a different artist (Dustin Zemel, Britt Smith, and David Cheetham, respectively). How does your experience of the piece change with the different audio tracks?

    Videre, Latin for to see, is a video series that plays with the idea of re-seeing. The short works featured here are explorations of sights, sounds, and sensing at The Huntington.

    # vimeo.com/77061098 Uploaded 173 Plays / / 0 Comments Watch in Couch Mode
  3. Watch v.2 (with music written and performed by Britt Smith) at vimeo.com/77061098
    Watch v.3 (with music written and performed by David Cheetham) at vimeo.com/77061099
    Read the blog post at huntingtonblogs.org/2013/10/videre-frame-video

    Ornately carved flowers finished in a burnished gold. Thin, simple, straightforward black outline. Heavy, thick, rustic hardwood stained to a deep burnt sienna. All hidden in plain sight. You’ve surely spent time gazing at paintings, photographs, prints hanging on a wall—whether in an art gallery, a museum, or in a friend’s home. But when was the last time you focused your attention on their frames? These structures—whether simple and understated or works of art in their own right—impact how we see and understand the art pieces they surround and support. Just imagine if we were to remove Pinkie from her heavily ornamented surroundings and encircle her instead with a geometric art deco frame or one of shiny, rounded, red plastic. Or consider the Huntington Frontiers story from a few years back that recounts the reframing of Frederic Edwin Church’s Chimborazo, which we deemed necessary precisely because a previous reframing of the painting had made it appear too dark (see “Framed Again,” pages 4-8).

    And so this latest addition to the Videre video series shifts our focus from the framed to the frame. There are three versions of "Frame." The visuals of the three versions are identical to one another, but each is “framed” with a unique musical score written and performed by a different artist (Dustin Zemel, Britt Smith, and David Cheetham, respectively). How does your experience of the piece change with the different audio tracks?

    Videre, Latin for to see, is a video series that plays with the idea of re-seeing. The short works featured here are explorations of sights, sounds, and sensing at The Huntington.

    # vimeo.com/77061097 Uploaded 435 Plays / / 0 Comments Watch in Couch Mode
  4. “Surface” is a short silent piece about fish, reflection, and not knowing which way is up. It's a dip through the proverbial looking glass, a study of a surface—of both water and air—that offers us an alternate way to see what is right in front of us.

    The interplay between right side up and upside down, between reflection and real, was created using a camera, not with digital manipulation after the fact.

    (Please note that this is not an invitation for you to put your own cameras, hands, and faces in our waters to experience the fish and their environs from a new perspective. You still need to stay topside.)

    Videre, Latin for to see, is a video series that plays with the idea of re-seeing. The short works featured here are explorations of sights, sounds, and sensing at The Huntington.

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  5. Lumen is Latin for light and is also a unit of how much light is generated by a source, the brightness perceived by the human eye. “Lumen” is a short work that plays simultaneously with light and our experience of it.

    “Lumen” was shot in the light and optics gallery of the permanent exhibition “Beautiful Science: Ideas that Changed the World” in the Dibner Hall of the History of Science. The filaments that glow orange come from hand-blown bulbs from the early 20th century, and the other featured bulbs come from The Huntington’s historical lamp collection that ranges from the 1890s to the 1960s.

    Videre, Latin for to see, is a video series that plays with the idea of re-seeing. The short works featured here are explorations of sights, sounds, and sensing at The Huntington.

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