White Building Residency Artist: Jon Rafman

Jun 2013

During his residency Canadian artist Rafman developed a video project that explores the relationship between memory and identity, both historical and personal. Sourcing footage from PS3 games and Second Life, the video engages with actual, virtual, and imaginary spaces – highlighting their liminal nature.

Jon Rafman is an artist, filmmaker, and essayist whose work explores the impact of technology on consciousness. His films and artwork have gained international attention and have been exhibited at the New Museum, the Palais de Tokyo in Paris, and the Saatchi Gallery in London. Rafman’s work has been featured in Modern Painters, Frieze, the New York Times, and Harper’s. http://jonrafman.com

This residency formed part of the programme, We Are Here.