Page 10--The Michigan Daily -Wednesday, October 25, 1989
Reflective Lens peers into past
BY CYNTHIA PLATTE
CONSIDERING the everyday pres-
ence of photography in our family
albums, magazines, and advertising,
it's astonishing that the medium has
only existed for 150 years. We're so
accustomed to pictures that you can
forget that they are a form of art,
too. You don't need Introductory
Photography or your own dark
room, however, to be struck by the
power of an image.
The Reflective Lens: 150 years
of Photography, sponsored by the
University Museum of Art, surveys
photographic history from its earli-
est works to the present. The Mu-
seum has dipped into its permanent
collection for a revealing exhibit of
black and white photography.
More than 100 photographs are
arranged in the West Gallery in an
order that moves your eye along a
historical path, connecting images
together as you walk through the
Museum Director Graham Smith
describes the large gallery as having
a kind of core in the center of the
room that contains some of the ear-
liest pictures, dated mid-19th cen-
tury. Of special historical value are
"Bust of Patroclos" (1844) and "Part
of Queen's College, Oxford" (1843)
by William Henry Fox Talbot, who
created the first negative on paper.
"Other photographs radiate out
from this inner core," explains
Smith. "The first wall displays 19th
century pictorials, then the works
move into urban landscapes and the
more modem world."
Innovative shots of traffic, archi-
tecture, and warehouses represent the
shift in subject matter for photogra-
phers of this century. Another
grouping marks the venture into
more abstract landscapes and surreal-
istic works. Here hangs "Dali
Atomicus," a great picture of Sal-
vador Dali leaping through the air
with some of his feline friends, cap-
tured by Phillipe Halsman in 1948.
The exhibit continues connecting re-
lated subject matter until reaching
For photography buffs, Reflec-
tive Lens will reinforce an educated
appreciation with its encompassing
look at the development of the field.
Novices will have to remain content
with their personal reactions to the
works, as there are no explanatory
labels by the photographs. Fortu-
nately, though, guided tours are
THE REFLECTIVE LENS: 150
YEARS OF PHOTOGRAPHY runs
through December 17 in the Univer-
William Henry Fox Talbot's "Bust of Patroclus" (1844) is one of the histor-
ically significant photographs featured in The Reflective Lens: 150 Years
Blast by the past
Trumpeter Kid Sheik of thehtraditional Preservation Hall Jazz Band will
lead the band in playing what the crowd wants at 7:30 p.m. in the Power
Center tonight. Eclipse Jazz is sponsoring this performance by one of
three bands of the New Orleans Preservation Hall; no bandmember is
under 50 years, but Geritol is nowhere to be found. Tickets are available
at the Michigan Union Box Office, PJ's Used Records, and Schoolkids'
The University of Michigan
SCHOOL OF MUSIC
Thurs. Oct. 26 Guest Saxophone Recital
by Claude Delangle (Paris
with Odile Delangle, piano
Recital Hall, School of Music, 8 PM
(following 6 PM master class to which
public is invited)
Jerry Blackstone, conductor
Brahms: 0 Heiland reiss die Himmel auf
Vaughn Williams: Three Shakespeare
Schubert: Mirjam's Siegesang
Kodaly: Laudes organi
Hill, 8 PM
All events free unless specified. Wheelchair accessible. For up-to-date
program information on School of Music events call the
24-Hour Music Hotline--763-4726
sity of Michigan of Art. The Mu-
seum is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Tuesday through Friday, and 1 p.m.
to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Thy
tours will be offered the 5th, 12th,
and 19th of November from 2-3 p.m.
Louder Than Love
Hey, what's that you've got
there? Oh my God, no! Not the new
Soundgarden album! Don't play it
now. Please! My brain is still reel-
ing from the last release, Ultramega
OK. I've had a hard day and I can't
take that screaming, thrashing metal-
punk noise right now. Let's just lis-
ten to something mellow like Zep-
pelin or Black Sabbath. Wait! Aren't
you listening to me? Not only is it
loud but it says right there on the
cover that the album contains ex-
plicit lyrics. Stop that! Are you try-
ing to kill me?
Oh, God! What is that sound?!
There must be a fleet of helicopters
and a screaming maniac outside.
What? It's just the first song, "Ugly
Truth?" I thought heavy metal was
just hard and fast. I like it better that
way - a quick, painless death. This
droning, wailing and beating is such
slow torture. I can't take it!
Ah, a moment of silence. I knew
it couldn't last. Shit, did he just say
he's going to kill my mother? Make
him stop it. I like my mother!
Oh, my head! Does Chris Cornell
ever stop screaming? Just what is he
screeching now, anyway? "I wanna
be in control of everything"? "I
wanna be king"? God, he can have
my room, my car, even my damn
dog if he will just stop this madman
wailing! Make him stop!
Oh, I see. You're enjoying this.
Well, "Loud Love" does have sort of
a nice ring to it. Kind of your better-
than-basic, guitars-gone-crazy grunge
rock. But this stuff still scares me.
And I know bassist Hiro Ya-
mamoto, guitarist Kim Thayil and
drummer Matt Cameron are around
here somewhere because no record on
any stereo sounds that loud and
thrashy. You've got them hidden in
this house and any second they are
going to jump out of a closet to hurl
me even deeper into this heavy
metal-acid nightmare. Why don't I
just leave if I can't take it? Well,
this stuff is infectuous.
Take "I Awake." I mean, it's
"Dazed and Confused" gone com-
pletely out of control. If anyone
screeched, "Remember, I love you"
as manically as Cornell is doing, I
don't think I could possibly forget,
no matter how hard I tried. But then
again, would I want to? And don't
you think "No Wrong, No Right"
sounds like the Cure in real pain this
time? Perhaps Cornell's nightmares
are worse than mine or Robert
Well, I can see "Big Dumb Sex"
was the inspiration for the explic*
lyrics warning. The thing is, I'm
beginning to believe it was neces-
sary for Cornell to say "fuck" 36
times. What's happening to me?
I can't even see clearly anymore!
Just brightly colored shapeless forms
and Cornell's long hair moving
closer and closer until... What? the
album's over? Yeah, it does seem
sort of quiet in here. Listen, vh
don't you play it again. And thiW
time really turn it up.
Read Jim Poniewozik Every
Want to Know Where,
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