Other artists in the exhibit include Mexico's Emilio Chapela, who contributed his Ask Google series, in which he typed the beginnings of questions into the search engine - such as "Why are Americans..." and "Why are Mexicans..." - letting Google suggest the most likely searches. "Why are Americans so fat?" and "Why are Mexicans so short?" were among the suggestions he got. There's also David Oresick, who uses YouTube video clips of people discussing death interspersed with clips of animals and nature scenes for the surprisingly tranquil contribution The Dream Songs.
Oh, and if you're wondering about the exhibit's title, it comes from an old music-industry term. B-sides were the less popular sides of hit singles. Hopson explains that "B-Sides" is just lesser-known work from artists viewers are already familiar with. "It's not necessarily the hits, but it's still work of very fine quality." 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursdays, and noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays. Vine Street Studios, 1113 Vine Street. For information, call 713-223-5522 or visit www.fotofest.org. Free.
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