Series compiled by Lorna Mills

Ways of Something

September 6

through October 1, 2014


58 Web-Based Artists Remake Historic Art Documentary, One Minute at a Time, Animal NYC

Ways Of Something GIF Preview, Prosthetic Knowledge

ArtRx NYC, Hyperallergic

This Week’s Must See Events, ArtFCity

“Ways of Something” Premieres Tomorrow. It’s Good., ArtFCity


Jennifer Chan, Episode 1 Minute 07


1: Daniel Temkin, 2: Rollin Leonard, 3: Sara Ludy, 4: Rhett Jones, 5: Jaakko Pallasvuo, 6: Dafna Ganani, 7: Jennifer Chan, 8: Rea McNamara, 9: Theodore Darst, 10: Matthew Williamson, 11: Hector Llanquin, 12: Christina Entcheva, 13: V5MT, 14: Marisa Olson, 15: Joe McKay, 16: Carla Gannis, 17: Nicholas O’Brien, 18: Eva Papamargariti, 19: Rosa Menkman, 20: Kristin Lucas, 21: Jeremy Bailey & Kristen D. Schaffer, 22: Giselle Zatonyl, 23: Paul Wong, 24: Alfredo Salazar-Caro, 25: Sally McKay, 26: RM Vaughan & Keith Cole, 27: Andrew Benson, 28: Christian Petersen, 29: Faith Holland, 30: Jennifer McMackon


1: Kevin Heckart, 2: Geraldine Juarez, 3: Gaby Cepeda, 4: Angela Washko, 5: Emilie Gervais, 6: LaTurbo Avedon, 7: Lyla Rye, 8: Mattie Hillock, 9: Antonio Roberts, 10: Georges Jacotey, 11: Daniel Rourke, 12: Sandra Rechico & Annie Onyi Cheung, 13: Yoshi Sodeoka, 14: Alma Alloro, 15: LoVid, 16: Andrea Crespo, 17: Ad Minoliti, 18: Arjun Ram Srivatsa, 19: Carrie Gates, 20: Isabella Streffen, 21: Esteban Ottaso, 22: ZIL & ZOY, 23: Hyo Myoung Kim, 24: Jesse Darling, 25: Tristan Stevens, 26: Erica Lapadat-Janzen, 27: Claudia Hart, 28: Anthony Antonellis

Transfer is pleased to present the USA debut of ‘Ways of Something’ on Saturday, September 6 from 7 – 10PM.

‘Ways of Something’, is a contemporary remake of John Berger’s BBC documentary, “Ways of Seeing” (1972).
Commissioned by The One Minutes, at the Sandberg Instituut in Amsterdam and compiled by Lorna Mills,
the project consists of one-minute videos by fifty eight web-based artists who commonly work with 3D
rendering, gifs, film remix, webcam performances, and websites to describe the cacophonous conditions of
artmaking after the internet.

The screening at TRANSFER Gallery is based on the first two episodes of a four-part series of thirty-minute
films created by art theorist John Berger and produced by Mike Dibb. In the original episode one,
voice-of-God narration over iconic European paintings offer a careful dissection of traditional “fine art”
media and the way society has come to understand them as art. The second episode is a contentious andsometimes maddening look at the female nude in the western tradition. The combined work is, in effect, art
about art about television about the internet.

Featuring formal, figural and kitsch practices to videomaking, “Ways of Something” is constituted by
aesthetically diverse interpretations of Berger’s ideas on looking at art after the introduction of digital media
and the internet. Ultimately, it turns the highbrow nature of the original documentary film into an exuberant
and disjointed series on how artists understand art today.

The One Minutes at the Sandberg Instituut in Amsterdam is a global platform for moving images. Since 1999, The One Minutes has produced and distributed over 10.000 video works from makers of 120 different nationalities.

More information is available at

Lorna Mills, has actively exhibited her work internationally in both solo and group exhibitions since the early 1990’s. Her practice has included obsessive Ilfochrome printing, obsessive painting, obsessive super 8 film & video, and obsessive on-line animated GIFs incorporated into restrained off-line installation work.

She has also co-curated monthly group animated GIF projections with Rea McNamara for the Sheroes performance series in Toronto, a group GIF projection event When Analog Was Periodical in Berlin co-curated with Anthony Antonellis, and a touring four person GIF installation, :::Zip The Bright:::, that originated at Trinity Square Video in Toronto

In June 2013, Mills opened a solo exhibition ‘The Axis of Something’ at TRANSFER, her work was exhibited by the gallery at the Moving Image Art Fair NYC in March 2014, and her second solo show for TRANSFER is currently in development for 2015.