After Image

Elyakim (Peter) Taussig

1985, 07:35 minutes, Colour, English


After Image is a tribute to domestic art in three disciplines: video, painting and music. Ordinary situations in my home are placed inside ornate frames. Similar settings and faces in Vermeer's paintings are superimposed on my domestic video images.
I perform (on camera ) a story by Bach (domestic music written for his wife).
"The video explores my frustrating inability to stop the passage of time, to revive the dead moments of my memory through art." -E.T.

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