Monday, May 7, 2012



An afterimage or ghost image or image burn-in is an optical illusion that refers to an image continuing to appear in one's vision after the exposure to the original image has ceased. One of the most common afterimages is the bright glow that seems to float before one's eyes after looking into a light source for a few seconds.*

For me afterimage also refers to those images that stay with us and resurface again and again. I have been having afterimages of Tom Burr's show at Bortolami  in NYC. It could be the references to Tennessee Williams and the use of actual theater seats are triggering my actor's sense memory, but it goes deeper than that. For me it was both jolting and subtle, you can draw your own conclusions mine were all about identity. The sculptural blanket wall pieces were even better in person than you'd expect.

* Wikipedia

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