After Image

2002 
B+W and Colour, Stereo, 4mins 30secs
Delving into the bizarre and the extraordinary, After Image explores the myth that the last image seen before death is retained on the retina of the eye.
 After Image, 2002
After Image delves into the bizarre and the extraordinary, exploring the myth that the last image seen before death is retained on the retina of the eye. After Image uses film footage from Dario Argento’s obscure 1971 film Four Flies on Grey Velvet (Italy) and Gabriel Soria's Los Muertos Hablan (1935, Mexico) alongside footage shot by the artist.

During the late 19th and early 20th centuries it was believed that the last image seen before death remained imprinted on the retina of the eye. This image was called an optogram and the art of photographing such an image, optography. The belief was validated by advancements in photography and scientific experiments carried out in Germany during the 1870s. After Image continues to explore the artist's interest in photography and vision, and ideas about illusion and the paranormal.
 After Image, 2002
    After Image, Installation shot, Appropriation, Ormeau Baths Gallery, Belfast, 2002
 After Image, 2002
 After Image, 2002
      Poster for The Edge of Reason, Sandnes, Norway, 2002 featuring video stills from After Image
 After Image, 2002
 After Image, 2002
 After Image, 2002
           After Image Installation shot, The Edge of Reason, Kino Kino, Sandness, Norway, 2011
 After Image, 2002
 After Image, 2002