Long Studio @ OAC Factory
232 Third Street
Brooklyn, New York 11215
Marget Long's work engages the physical experience and sensory politics of photographic technologies, now and in the past. Her current project, Crocker Land, is based on the optical phenomenon of a mirage. Cross-disciplinary in approach, Long sees the physical 'activities' of a mirage--bent light waves that distort, double, and duplicate 'real’ objects--as both a photographic and a 'virtual' imaging event, a hybrid event that is useful in thinking about contemporary photography, materiality, and our physical experience of many screen-based technologies that we use every day.
Long's artist's book, Flash + Cube (1965-1975), traces the sensory links between light, war, history and photography through a forgotten piece of technology, the Sylvania flash cube. Earlier photographs, made under the skylight at Mathew Brady's 19th century daguerreotype studio, explore the tangled "felt" relationship between history, photography and iconic sites of cultural production.
Marget Long received a BA from Harvard University and an MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design, where she was the recipient of the T.C. Colley Award in photography in 2002. She lectures frequently on photography and visual culture, most recently at Yale University’s Photographic Memory Workshop and at the Center for Visual Cultures at University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her work has been screened and exhibited at many venues including Anthology Film Archives, The Art Institute of Chicago, The Brooklyn Museum, British Film Institute, Exit Art, Kunsthaus Bregenz and American Cinémathèque in Los Angeles. In 2014, she was a resident at The Center for Land Use Interpretation. She is an Associate Director at Punctum Books.