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. 41, No. 5, March-April

Distant Images, Local Positions
EFA PROJECT SPACE NEW YORK CITY JANUARY 24-MARCH 8, 2014 It is perhaps unsurprising that an artist whose own work continually engages issues of migration, place, surveillance, and geopolitics should curate an exhibition featuring nine artists whose...
Identity Crisis in the Eternal City: Finding a Raison D'etre for Rome's New Photography Museum
After years of talk, Rome appears reach to launch its first photography museum. To mam. the ambitious plan marks the latest step in the artistic coming-of-age of the Eternal City, eager to be taken as seriously for its present and future as it is for...
Let the Fire Burn
By Jason Osder Zeitgeist Films/2013/88 min. Composed entirely of archival footage, Jason Osder's Let the Fire Burn looks at the events surrounding the destruction of a neighborhood and the suppression of an activist movement in Philadelphia in...
Library
Lipps, Matt MARC SELWYN FINE ART LOS ANGELES, CA NOVEMBER 9--DECEMBER 22, 2013 Matt Lipps destroys in order to create. In Library, he begins by culling through the Life Library of Photography, a seventeen-volume set published by Time-Life Books...
Media Received & Portfolio
BOOKS Animation, Embodiment, and Digital Media: Human Experience of Technological Liveliness, by Kenny K.N. Chow. Palgrave Macmillan/204 pp./ $85.00 (hb). Comparative Textual Media: Transforming the Humanities in the Postprint Era, edited by...
Moving without a Body: Digital Philosophy and Choreographic Thoughts
By Stamatia Portanova MIT Press, 2013 179 pp./S30.00 (hb) Stamatia Porta nova has taken what would be a bare technical datum for many--the digitalization through various means of choreography and dance performance--and used it as a wide-ranging...
Robert Burley: The Disappearance of Darkness
RYERSON IMAGE CENTRE TORONTO JANUARY 22--APRIL 13, 2014 Robert Burley's exhibition The Disappearance of Darkness is an exquisite photographic confirmation of a dying technology. The series of work considers analog photography and the massive...
Skin Matters: A Conversation with June Yong Lee
South Korean-born artist June Yong Lee produces lush monochromatic photographs of human skin as flesh without hones. For each image in his Torso Series (2008 present), Lee presents the entire surface of a larger-than-life-size torso splayed out horizontally....
Tales from the City of Gold
By Jason Larkin Kehrer, 2013 96 pp./$50.00 (hb) The square frame has never been very hospitable to landscape photographers. That rigid geometry, with its insistence on equal sides and right angles, renders the image neutral and static; yet...
The Reveal: A Conversation with Adie Russell
After interviewing Adie Russell. I had over two hours of recording to transcribe and whittle down to a mere three thousand words. In passing, toward the very end of our conversation, she made a seemingly simple, yet poignant, remark on for creative...
The Way of the Shovel: Art as Archaeology
MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART CHICAGO NOVEMBER 9, 2013-MARCH 9, 2014 Curator Dieter Roelstraete has shifted the ideas he formulated in an article entitled "The Way of the Shovel: On the Archaeological Imaginary in Art," published in e-flux in the...
Visibility Machines: Harun Farocki and Trevor Paglen
CENTER FOR ART, DESIGN AND VISUAL CULTURE UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND BALTIMORE OCTOBER 2, 2013-FEBRUARY 22, 2014 At University of Maryland, Baltimore County, three videos by German artist Harun Farocki, and twelve works--mostly color photographs--by...
Young, at Work in the Fields
Most young farmworkers in California are migrants from Mexico, especially the south of the country, where many people share an indigenous culture and language. Ricardo Lopez, living in a van with his grandfather in a store parking lot in Mecca, a tiny...
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