Autocidal After Image

Video Artist: Colin Rosati
Video Genre: , Country: Year: Duration: 6 min 20 sec


Autocidal After Image is a short, six-minute digital video animation that explores video and video infrastructures in the context of online networks, systems and databases. In the work, multiple found online videos compose a 3D space – rendering each image as virtual objects to examined. Exploring John Berger’s idea of flattened media forms, the work plays with ideas of online video framing, fragmentation, and casual directionless surfing. Exploring the role of the artist as a filter, Rosati employs the metadata generated through users, networks and infrastructures to frame and organize information that privileges the often-privatized usage of online services. The aim is to reveal and question online video-based infrastructure, including that of the user behind the screen, video cameras, video aggregation, compression, network commodification, video databases, and content consumption.

Colin Rosati

Colin Rosati is a Toronto based multimedia artist. Colin’s mediums are painting, 3D modeling, Max/MSP, video and installations. He has studied at Ottawa School of Art for portfolio development program and currently studying Integrated Media at OCADU.

Colin’s work often revolves around the tension between virtuality and physicality. He explores the line between the two and exploring the, sincerity in a digital context and absurdity of the inevitable transcoding that happens. In part documenting the contradictions as well as drawing attention to the complexity in defining either. He often plays with physical and virtual signifiers embedding these into text where the original context has lost its meaning.