Ronan Devlin



Ronan Devlin (visuals)
David J. Knowles (sound)

An afterimage is an optical illusion that refers to an image continuing to appear in one’s vision after exposure to the original image has ceased.

The video work Afterimage is a slow-moving animation with an accompanying original soundtrack. It is intended to create a meditative space. The piece forms part of a wider in-progress project Connected, an investigation into human interaction with and through electronic media.

Each frame of the work is patterned on an identical two-dimensional grid. Transitions between frames are fluid and transfigurative to give the appearance of breaking the grid’s inherent rigidity and to create the optical illusion of an expansive three-dimensional space.

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