Thurs 6 – Sat 29 July 2017
10am – 11pm
Free event, no booking required
35–47 Bethnal Green Road
London, E1 6LA
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Syrian artist Sulafa Hijazi’s Animated Images is a response to our changing relationship with new media.
While trawling social media, Hijazi began to examine the effect of the great plethora of digital images that we are bombarded with, especially how it dehumanizes the people in the pictures and desensitizes us as we see them.
Animated Images uses lenticular print techniques, in which the images transform as the viewer passes by. The shifting works invite you to look closer, to reveal the details of images from diverse sources, and yet the repetitive actions convey how both the subjects and the audience become trapped in time and movement.
In this era of 24-hour news, Hijazi asks whether we can shift our emotions at the same speed as we browse through the ever-increasing flow of images, and what, if anything, we eventually retain from them.