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. 24, No. 6, May-June

Archives of the Street
In Civilization and its Discontents (1930), Freud attempts to describe how memory forms layers within our minds by invoking an image of "the eternal city," a fictionalized Rome. Inside this fantastic metropolis, structures centuries old co-exist side...
Art History's Anxiety Attack
In its Summer 1996 issue (no. 77) the editors of October, led by Rosalind Krauss and Hal Foster, published responses to a"Questionnaire on Visual Culture" that was sent to an unspecified "range" of scholars, critics and artists during the previous winter....
Cinemnesis: Martin Arnold's Memory Machine
As we watch a film, the continuous act of recognition in which we are involved is like a strip of memory unrolling beneath the images of the film itself, to form the invisible underlayer of an implicit double exposure. - Maya Deren(1) The following...
Da(r)ta
. . . if it wants to be relevant, it is within and across this stream of data that 'art work' must henceforth be undertaken. For it is here, here within the very grain of matter itself, that political and cultural action of every kind must now locate...
Fashioning Art
The burgeoning crossover between the worlds of fashion and art is increasingly apparent - contemporary work is imbued with concerns about gender identity, fashion photography is entering into the commercial galleries and, most recently, the fashion business...
Virtual Resistance
The exhibition "Anxious Libraries: Photography and the Fate of Reading" offers a complex account of the place of photographic imagery in the ongoing proliferation of digital technologies. The photographic work exhibited employs a variety of formats,...

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