Intro to Ghosting (Homage to László Maholy-Nagy)

Ghosting (Homage to László Maholy-Nagy) acknowledges the artistic dept I owe my fellow Hungarian techno-adventurer László Maholy-Nagy (1894-1946). Maholy-Nagy was an artist whose work, because of the way it stretched the boundaries of communications technology, was hard to define. Today he is mainly known as a photographer, specifically for the brilliant graphic design technique of his photomontages and the use of light in his photograms (cameraless photographs made by aligning objects on light-sensitive paper or film and exposing them to light). The Maholy-Nagy Foundation offers a nice overview of his life and work. Ghosting (Homage to László Maholy-Nagy) lasts a shade under 25 seconds, then loops. A high-speed Internet connection is required and I recommend using Firefox as your browser. Even with a high-speed connection, it may take a bit for the piece to commence playing at the rate it's supposed to play. For me László Maholy-Nagy's greatest achievement was that he imbued art born entirely of technology with an alchemical tinge, a dark mystery. Hopefully, my animation hints at this.

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