Last Night: Txt Me L8r at the HCP

Last night’s Txt Me L8r event at the Houston Center for Photography brought out voyeurs galore.

Mark C. Austin
Click here for a slideshow.

Photos were projected on a large screen in the middle of the main room, rotating through different artists’ interpretations of commands sent by text message. A prompt to “photograph the next body of water you see,” for example, resulted in shots of a lake, a puddle, a bathtub, a dirty dish, and a Diet Coke can. Other prompts yielded similarly all-over-the-map results.

Everyone at the event formed tight semi-circles around the front and back of the screen, soaking in the rotating images and sucking down the beer and wine on hand. It truly was a see-and-be-seen kind of event, especially because of what was going down in the back room, where another screen was set up with a Flickr-based slideshow rolling through images taken by people at the actual event and uploaded via camera-phone. Everyone (who had a camera-phone, at least) got to take part in what became an impromptu reality-TV environment.

And now the Houston Press presents this slideshow of the event, adding another layer of technology on top. – Keith Plocek

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.

Newsletters

All-access pass to the top stories, events and offers around town.

  • Top Stories
    Send: