Afterimage

A bimonthly magazine devoted to media art and cultural criticism for the photography, film, video and visual book community. Publishes feature articles of investigative reporting or scholarly research, interviews, essays, reviews of media arts publication

Articles from Vol. 39, No. 4, January-February

Aural Sensation
Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller Artpace San Antonio, Texas September 22-December 31, 2011 I first experiencedjanet Cardiff's work in 2004. when her audio walk entitled Her Long Black Hair (2004) was "on exhibit" in New York. uOn exhibit'...
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(DE)constructed Memory: The Transformation of Subjective Experience in the Film and Video Art of Omer Fast and Kerry Tribe
Memory is undeniably subjective. In fact, as Astrid Mania has noted, "The retention and recollection of experiences are among the most unreliable and unpredictable of cerebral functions, and our ability to accurately recall events is affected by neurological,...
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Devised Mnemonic
Maya Zack: Living Room The Jewish Museum New York City July 31-October 30, 2011 Maya Zaeks latest media installation, "Living Room." is seductive in its simplicity ii is comprised of an enclosed space, a disembodied audio narrative, and...
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Don't Hate the "Index": Reconsidering the Promise of Peirce
During a 1998 interview, German photographer Andreas Gursky stated that since the photographic medium has been digitized, "a fixed definition of the term 'photography' has become impossible."(1) His statement echoes the written thoughts of several...
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Finding Africa(s) in Finland
ARS 11 Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma Helsinki, Finland April 15-November 27, 2011 "ARS II" at the Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma. Helsinki, was the eighth in a series of international exhibitions, since I!)H1. aiming to discuss contemporary...
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Hope despite the Massacre at Gatumba
The hope that peace and reconciliation will prevail in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is what sustains the Banyamulenge people as they recover from the massacre at the village of Gatumba in the country of Burundi eight years ago. On August...
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Illuminating Images
Le Mois de la photo a Montreal. Montreal, Canada September 8-October 9, 2011 The artists presented in the biennial celebration of photography Le Mois de la Photo a Montreal are divided roughly into half Canadian (mostly Quebecois) and half...
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Notes from Various Front Lines
HomeFrontLine: Reflections on Ten Years of War Since 9/11. Silver Eye Center for Photography Pittsburgh September 13-December 10, 2011 "HomeFrontLine: Reflections on Ten Years of War Since 9/11," co-cnrated by Ellen Flenrov and Leo Hsu,...
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Occupying the Collection
Videosphere: A New Gneration. Albright-Knox Art Gallery Buffalo July 1-October 9, 2011 The first media art exhibition initiated by the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in over a decade, "Videosphere: A New Generation" represented a significant...
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One Month in Wroclaw, Poland: Brave Festival New Horizons International Film Festival
The seventh annual Brave Festival and the eleventh New Horizons International Film Festival (New Horizons IFF) took place July 2011 in Wroclaw, Poland. The festivals permeated the city, from the cobblestone dust kicked up at the outdoor Arsenal Stage...
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Persistence of Vision
FreePort [No. 004]: Peter Hutton. Peabody Essex Museum Salem, Massachusetts July 30, 2011-March 27, 2012 Throughout his fbur-decade career as an avant-garde filmmaker, Peter Hutton has worked to transcend the limitations of words and sounds,...
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Photography, Familiarity, and the Holocaust: A Conversation with Paul Antick
It 2005 the John Hansard Gallery in Southampton in the United Kingdom commissioned Paul Antick to produce fourteen billboards from his art project itourist? Each of the billboards featured photographs taken by Antick at various locations in Central...
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Witness and Archive in Ravett and Salloum: Prolegomenon to Any Future Documentary
Documentary film scholar Michael Renov has made a case for reading Abraham Ravett's film Everything's For You (1989) in ethical terms.1 As Renov explains, this means departing from documentary film's historical recourse to questions of truth, knowledge,...
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