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Art in General presents After Effects, a cinema screening featuring video works by contemporary artists that consider the landscape of technology as an active agent in the production of our subjectivity. The program includes recent work by: Zach Blas, Tyler Coburn, João Enxuto, Erica Love, Pedro Neves Marques, Wyatt Niehaus, Elizabeth Orr, Sondra Perry, Marina Silva, and Jemima Wyman. The videos on view interrogate a wide-range of themes, from algorithms to affect, digital labour to decolonization, environmental ruins to economic structures, hyperlinks to human obsolescence. When viewed together, they ask us to consider a dialectical tension in our current relationship to technology: while created in the name of progress to attend to our human desires, how do objects, interfaces, processes, aesthetics and norms ultimately reshape these desires, and—in turn—reshape us?
The screening is organized by Art in General at Anthology Film Archives in conjunction with the exhibition Zach Blas: Contra-Internet on view at Art in General through April 21, 2018. After Effects is supported by Humanities New York and was originally presented at Artis Cinema in Tallinn in collaboration with the Center For Contemporary Arts Estonia with support from the Trust for Mutual Understanding.
After Effects is curated by Laurel Ptak, Executive Director and Curator of Art in General with assistance from Marta Cacciavillani, Curatorial Fellow. Special thanks to all the artists, designer Eric Nylund, as well as the staff and interns at Art in General and the staff at Anthology Film Archives.