Carol Golemboski: The Psychometry App
You may remember Carol Golemboski’s terrific work from her 2007 Project Competition win by CENTER in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Carol is a photographer who uses antiquated objects as metaphors in carefully staged scenes. Her creative process is defined by printing techniques involving complex darkroom manipulations.
She has been the recipient of numerous grants and her work has been published internationally in textbooks and photographic journals in the United States, China, France, Spain, Austria and Sweden. She is an Associate Professor and the Area head of Photography at the University of Colorado Denver. Carol is represented by several galleries including the Robert Klein Gallery in Boston, the George Billis Gallery in Los Angeles, Kevin Longino Fine Photographs and Photoeye.
Carol is happy to share that she has just released an interactive artist’s book for the iPad of her Psychometry project. The book is seventy-nine pages with images, essays, interactive features and videos and the release date is NOW! App Store Category: Books, $9.99
About the App
Psychometry is an interactive artist’s book that entices viewers to explore the haunting imagery of photographer Carol Golemboski. This dynamic iPad app uses new media to illuminate Golemboski’s psychologically charged still life imagery. Interactive features highlight her unique darkroom process, which combines photography and drawing in ambiguous and provocative ways. Studio tours, location shots, essays, video interviews, and process demonstrations give viewers insight into the mind of the artist. This innovative app exemplifies the possibilities for artists and designers using the iPad platform as a vehicle for publishing interactive books.
About the Photographs
The term “psychometry” refers to the pseudo-science of “object reading,” the purported psychic ability to divine the history of objects through physical contact. Like amateur psychometrists, viewers of these photographs are invited to interpret arrangements of tarnished and weathered objects, relying on the talismanic powers in the vestiges of human presence. These images suggest a world in which ordinary belongings transcend their material nature to evoke the elusive presence of the past.
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