AFTERIMAGE is a durational installation that combines video, theatre lighting and sound.
One of the main subjects of AFTERIMAGE is the idea of motion: not movement in space but the space itself being moved in different ways, horizontally, vertically, zooming in and out.
Video and lights are used in an unconventional way: they are brought into a dialogue where the light of these sources merges. The sound scape works as a third agent connecting light and darkness and proposing possible readings.
AFTERIMAGE functions as a spatial poem in which abstract forms like circles and lines help to concentrate on spatiality. Besides the psychophysiological phenomenon of afterimage, the name of the installation could also be understood as AFTER THE IMAGE, which works as an inspiration and a strategy for a choreography for light.
AFTERIMAGE is the work of Amsterdam based video artist Susanna Brenner, video artist Helle Lyshøj and lighting designer Minna Tiikkainen.
Susanna Brenner (DE/NL) (1971)
Studied Time based Arts at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam (BA 2002), Fine Arts at the Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam, NL (MA 2004) and Plymouth University, UK (MA 2004). Her work has been presented in galleries and festivals both in The Netherlands and abroad. Her video work were part of productions of various performing artists.
Helle Lyshøj (DK/NL) (1968)
Studied visual arts at Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam, NL (BA 1999) and fashion design in Fashion department of Design School Kolding (BA 1996), DK. Her work has been shown in various galleries and art film festivals in Europe. She creates video design and video scenography for dance, theater, opera and performances.
Minna Tiikkainen (FIN/NL) (1969)
Studied print making in Turku Academy of fine arts (BA 1993) and lighting design in Theater Academy of Finland (MA 2001). She has been taking part of various fine art exhibitions and currently works as lighting designer mainly within the field of contemporary dance.
AFTERIMAGE is co-sponsored by the Grand Theatre Groningen, NBprojects, PACT Zollverein Essen, BUDA Kortrijk and the Amsterdam Fund for the Arts (AFK).
AFTERIMAGE I was presented at NB festival at Theater Kikker, Utrecht (NL) 11-13 December 2014
AFTERIMAGE I+II was presented at ‘ATELIER Spezial: Residenzarbeiten’ at PACT, Essen (DE) 13-14 March, 2015
AFTERIMAGE III was created during artists in residency at PACT Zollverein in Essen (DE) March-April 2016 and BUDA, Kortrijk in Belgium, 2018
AFTERIMAGE I and AFTERIMAGE II+III was presented at JULIDANS in Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam 3 – 10 July, 2018