Our protagonist is sitting in front of a Retina display; her retina is capturing the fleeting pixels. All the pixels put together create a single image imprisoned in a frame: TV, laptop, camera display. One image follows another, demonstrating the passing of time. In Afterimage, words comment on images and music comments on images. Only rarely do images comment on images.After exposing her retina to the bright light of the screen, it becomes light-adapted. Light adaptation creates an afterimage. The afterimage is stuck behind the retina and it blocks the sight — blinds — or detracts the eye from reality. This afterimage is sometimes mystical, familiar, exhausting, exuberant, disturbing or comforting, but it is always mesmerizing.
Limited Access Forum, like previous editions which featured programs like Wandering Islands and Archipelago is a combination of newly discovered pieces with a glimpse of the archive at Parking video library. The program wishes to act as a platform to meet, share works and ideas for various artists and practitioners working with New Media, at the time academia and various other circumstances promote individualism instead of collective approach in knowledge transfer, Contributing to the division between disciplines, the Forum was designed to enhance cross disciplinary communication and networks.
Ever decreasing the level of attention span, with the massive flux of data running on shallow and fragmented streams, one should appreciate having offline time, pretending everything is not about having the fastest access to “the latest” and to start having faith in “the slowness” again.