Designer: Oliver Boulton
Format: 140 x 235 mm mm
Price: € 30,00
Eigengrau 2015 – 2017, an ongoing study of the positive afterimage and its effects.
The phenomenon of the positive afterimage is created when a person, standing in dark room, experiences a sudden and short flash of light. This results in a ‘positive’ afterimage of whatever the person was looking at at the time the flash went off. This image is ephemeral in the sense that it dissipates within seconds of being created but at the same it creates a memory, we can relive that image only in our minds. Every afterimage is unique and can’t be captured by any form or technique we have available at the time. Studying this afterimage therefore becomes an exercise in studying its effects, its lingering traces on the people that experienced them.