About the Book
Over the years the NOVIAS project took on many different forms: an edition of prints encased in a memory box, found scrapbooks with dried floral arrangements, large glass-plate vintage negatives, wedding gowns posed as silent sentinels, a video documenting garden bridal shoots, and, finally, enlarged close-ups of wedding dresses printed on archival re-adhesion photo paper.
Samples of all these works are included in this abbreviated magazine version.
Robert Ziebell is a lens-based artist and is dedicated to bridging still and motion imagery together to create a new visual language.Working in media from an artist’s perspective for over 30 years, he was featured in various arts publications including Grand Street, Adbuster’s, Texas Monthly, Dwell, The Texas Observer, and Tribeza magazine in Austin, TX He has also been included in Edward James y Las Pozas a book published by Turner Publishing in Spain, and Texas Mythes & Realities and Learning by Doing: 25 years of the Core Program both published by the MFA/H. Ziebell’s film, video and photography has been shown and supported by the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the Dallas Museum of Art, the Contemporary Art Museum, Houston, The Austin Contemporary,The Film Center at the Art Institute in Chicago, Blue Sky Gallery in Portland, OR, the Wexner Center in Columbus, OH, the The Andy Warhol Foundation, Austin Film Society, & the Ann Arbor, and Florence (Italy) Film Festivals.