March 26, 2015 - June 28, 2015
Patsy Dudley Pate Balcony

Introduced in the late 1980s, the GIF (Graphic Interchange Format) is an image format that allows 10-second infinitely looping animations at relatively small file sizes. Commonly used in Internet memes and for advertising, the form has also been elevated by artists in recent years.

This display includes six GIFs by artists Dave Whyte (Ireland), Félix Winckler (France), Gustavo Fajordo (Guatemala), Hillary Bauman (USA), Jacob Menden (USA) and Matt Semke (USA), showcased as looped images, along with additional files on the desktop computer at the entrance to the permanent collection wing.

Presented in connection with the 2015 Athens Slingshot Festival focusing on music, technology and electronic art.


UGA professor emeritus John English and Lynn Boland, Pierre Daura Curator of European Art