Graphics Interchange Format will come down tomorrow at Denison University’s Mulberry Gallery, but it lives forever on the web. In addition to the four flickr sets I’ve produced for the uber GIF enthusiast, thanks to the mad skillz of AFC’s Will Brand the exhibition now has its own website. This isn’t just any website either. It has all the image functionality you see on facebook minus the social networking capabilities. Scroll over the tagged installation images and the captioning information for the artist is highlighted below. Click on the image and the actual GIF will pop-up in your browser. This is used everywhere on the site.
I worked with Will Brand to build this website for a couple of reasons, but the biggest impetus was a desire to better document the work I had done. The very day the exhibition launched I was approached with the possibility of traveling the exhibition, and though I already had many photographs, I wanted a means of better imparting the moving image. This website meets those ends.
Past this, we simply wanted produce the kind of website we wanted to see in the art world. I can’t take too much credit for this end of the development — Will Brand is the driving creative force behind the Graphics Interchange Format website, and the reason it looks as good as it does. If you’re a gallery and you need a good looking website I recommend hiring him. If you want this show to come to your exhibition space, let’s talk.