The Anticipated Image

Chris Ross

20 April- 30-April 2016

Opening Night: Tuesday 26 April 2016; 5-7 PM

Artist Talk: Wednesday 20 April 2016; 1-2 PM

The news media afford a vantage point to remotely observe crisis and catastrophe that is at once privileged and passive, distant and affective. This ambivalent mode of witnessing raises manifold social, ethical and political questions, and points to the complicity of the news in the affective politics of fear and anxiety that have permeated everyday life since 9/11.

'The Anticipated Image' examines media witnessing through 24-hour television news and photojournalism with a focus on the coverage of current events. It explores the affective potential of timing and resolution, in video installation and digital print, using the tactic of post-production to recombine and abstract found images and footage sourced from the media.

Image: preparation image for The Anticipated Image by Chris Ross. Photos: Gavin Pili and Zoe May

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