During cinematic history, experimental filmmakers pioneered a direct approach to the materiality of the film’s image in order to attack the expected meaning of the source image. Today, by using technologies such as printers and scanners that are designed and marketed for reproducing, archiving, and sharing documents, the image’s original and intended message can also be eliminated through degeneration.
In this piece, I used a printer and a scanner respectively to recycle the still images of the video and disrupt the transparency of the image. The affective textures in the recycled images become like an affection-image in a Deleuzian sense. The poor image is tactile, sensory and haptic and thus, finds new and different aesthetics and values for the audience.
This piece was on the view in the exhibition MAKE.MEDIA.MATTER, curated by Mani Mehrvarz in Nov 2018 at UB Art Gallery, Center for the Arts, University at Buffalo.
© Maryam Muliaee 2018