An event of screenings and live performances curated by Felice Moramarco
Diffracta navigates the spasmatic process of production and circulation of images in the age of the total technological mediation.
Images proliferate everywhere: machines taking pictures, machines generating images, surveillance cameras, web cameras, tv screens, smart screens, touch screens, digital images entering reality and reality being shaped by the digital, virtual reality and actual reality becoming indistinguishable. Overwhelming streams of images constantly flow before our eyes, hyperstimulating our vision with a plethora of signals. The circulation of images has escaped the control of humans. For millennia humans have constituted their communities according to the image they constructed of the cosmos and of themselves. Civilisations were founded on coherent processes of representation of reality, and grounded on ordered systems of symbols and images. This is now no longer possible. Reality is distorted and diffracted through multiple lenses. Processes of representation have been automated and have become hypertrophic, thus bursting into a chaotic storm of images that scatters fragmented replicas of reality.
A new aesthetic paradigm is thus needed. A paradigm which, rather than being constructed as a coherent symbolic order, emerges as a complex constellation of heterogeneous elements.
Alexandra Anikina, Marija Bozinovska Jones, Rachel Cheung, Rosie Gibbens, Anna Mikkola, Mati Jhurry, Rebecca Salvadori, Monica Tolia, Flavie Audi & Samantha Lee, Lea Collet & Marios Stamatis.
6th June, 7.30 – 11 pm
Total Refreshment Centre
2 Foulden Rd, London N16 7UR
Supported by Goldsmith University of London