What Do You Get When You Buy a GIF? 6 Works to Collect at Moving Image.
The sixth edition of Moving Image New York opened at the Waterfront Tunnel on Thursday, offering an array of video art, projections, and installations that evidence the breadth of moving image-based art. This variety highlights a vexing issue—moving image artworks can present challenges to even the most seasoned collectors. Many works require playback devices for their display, which artists don’t always specify explicitly or include as a part of a work itself. For viewing, a particular piece might demand anything from an obsolete 16mm film projector to a particular type of computer. So when you purchase a moving image work, what exactly are you are getting?