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Afterimage is Spazio Maiocchi's new online platform dedicated to moving image works that leave a lasting impression.

Originated in 2017 in Milan by Carhartt WIP and Slam Jam, Spazio Maiocchi is a social space where art, design and fashion blend to shape new cultural experiences. In Spring 2020, Spazio Maiocchi launches Afterimage aiming to carve out a space for meaningful and immersive viewing amid today’s overwhelming amount of visual stimuli. Over the course of the Spring/Summer season, Afterimage kicks off with a selection of video works curated by KALEIDOSCOPE released online bi-weekly.

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THE PROGRAM
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Clemens von Wedemeyer
'Transformation Scenario' (2019)

05.06-19.06

What’s the red thread between the 1989 Monday demonstrations in Leipzig, the extras’ rebellion at the Cinecittà Studios in the ’50s, a Black Friday event, and social ­distancing measures? In his latest cycle of works, the German artist and filmmaker examines the power structures in group dynamics, social behavior, surveillance and mass manipulation.

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MOWALOLA
'Silent Madness' (2019)

19.06-03.07

Following Mowalola’s electric debut solo exhibition at South London’s NOW Gallery in December 2019, “Silent Madness” is a short film directed by Jordan Hemingway and starring Yves Tumor. Shot in London club Electrowerkz, the film follows Tumor over the course of an extremely unfortunate night out as they suffer the effects of a nightmarish trip.

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RICHARD SIDES
'Like a pig in shit' (2019)

03.07—17.07

The work of Richard Sides isn’t tied to a specific medium, in fact improvisation plays a key role in his practice. Drawing on the complicated distinctions between existential expectations and the social status quo, in his recent video work ‘Like a pig in shit’ (2019) the English artist presents a disorienting audio-visual compilation on contemporary anxieties.

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DIANE SEVERIN NGUYEN
'Tyrant Star' (2019)

17.07—31.07

In the Vietnamese-American artist’s work, lo-fi science experiments enact a perpetual transfiguration of matter, catalyzing entropy with the elemental forces of gravity, smoke, water and fire. Emerging from the close-up world of her photographs, her newest video opens up the angle, embarking on a journey through the sprawling spaces of Ho Chi Minh City.

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TOSHIO MATSUMOTO
'Survey (1969–1987)'

31.07—11.09

Afterimage presents a monographic focus on Japanese experimental director and video artist Toshio Matsumoto (1932–2017). The survey will feature 9 films spanning from 1969 to 1987, providing an overview of his pioneering oeuvre. Matsumoto’s prolific practice encompassed avant-garde documentaries, visionary shorts, and award-winning feature-length films, constantly experimenting with aesthetics and form and colliding tradition and pop culture.

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DARJA BAJAGIĆ
'The Dawn Of Day'

18.09–02.10

The Dawn of Day (2020) is a collaborative work produced in the context of the exhibition GOREGEOUS at the Confort Moderne, Poitiers. The video depicts scanned, zoomed-in details of pictures portraying the atrocities of war and its ensuing devastation. In an attempt to reach a heightened sense of closeness and intimacy with the picture, the scanner, regardless of its technical prowess, delivers a deadened, flattened vision.

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