A Critical Reflection on “Bridging the Technological Gap” in Digital Media in Traditional Japanese Print Art and Contemporary Photography in Laura Mulvey’s “A Sudden Gust of Wind (After Hokusai): From After to Before Photography” In this critical reflection of Mulvey’s analysis of Joseph Walls’ “A Sudden Gust of Wind (After Hokusai) the important aspects of traditional Japanese print art and the use of photography as a contemporary medium will be examined. Mulvey often expresses a feeling of “uncertainty” in the blending of real life images of people combined with layered photographs represented through Hokusai’s 19th century prints of Mount Fuji. Also, the fusion of static photography capturing “the moment” is also defused due to the...The end:
..... that bridge a gap in the often-rigid expectations of photography and print art media. In fact, Wall was essentially acting a digital manipulator of photos before Photoshop and other mediums came along in the late 1990s and into 2000s. Also, Mulvey is often disorientated by his photo, yet the argument that static versus dynamic art simply does not hold as two aspects of differing historical eras. In these ways, a critical view of Wall’s conceptual methods reveals a “bridge” that is created between old and new mediums in the freer and more adaptative context of image manipulation that is digital media. References: Mulvey, Laura. “A Sudden Gust of Wind (After Hokusai): From After to Before Photography.” Oxford Art Journal 30.1 (2007): 27-37.