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The GIF Elevator artist panel and opening reception

  • Map Museum of the Moving Image 36-01 35th Avenue Long Island City, NY, 11101 United States (map)

Join the Museum and GIPHY Arts to mark the opening of The GIF Elevator, a series of installations featuring animated GIFs commissioned by the Museum. The first installation, Yellowwhirlaway (2017) by Lorna Mills, will be on view from June 1 through July 30. Mills and two other participating artists Matt DiVito and Rafia Santana will talk about their practices and the brief but rich history of the GIF, with the Museum's Curator of Digital Media Jason Eppink and GIPHY's Community Curator Ari Spool. 

A reception follows with DJ Marty McSorley and GIF DANCE PARTY, a collaborative real-time installation that turns dancing guests into animated GIFs.

Matt DiVito, better known as Mr. Div on Tumblr, uses motion graphics software to create retro-futuristic, geometric, gauzy animated GIFs.

Lorna Mills mines the dark corners of the internet to create animated collages with rough edges and jarring cuts that regularly question notions of common decency.

Rafia Santana uses photographs, bright colors, and bold graphic design to create provocative images that unflinchingly explore the everyday politics of race, gender, and sexuality.

Admission is free. RSVP

Earlier Event: June 1
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