Aamna Muzaffar: Lived Image The Year In Blur Book Launch

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Sat Oct 17 2015

4pm - 6 pm

4:30 PM - Conversation betwen Nicholas Brown and Aamna Muzaffar
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An unclear record of the past and an accelerated consumption of the present can equally appear as a blur.

A digital image folding into itself in perpetual blur will ultimately move toward non-image qualities, revealing its latent modality as pure, ambiguous colour.

Lived Image – the year in blur begins with these thoughts, indexing one year through the circulated image. Using the date as search term in Google Images, one file was retrieved daily through a rule-based process that randomized its selection. Dissolving the colour data in each of those images produced this compendium of three hundred and sixty-five colour values. Thinking through the calendar day as a unit of personal and cultural history, these deactivated images assemble in the work as placeholders for the unselected, unexposed, or unrecorded. As an elemental visualization of time, their printed date and reproduction codes remain the only tether holding each blurred image above the surface of non-specificity.


Aamna Muzaffar is an artist living and working in Toronto, Canada. Lived Image – the year in blur (2015) is an edition of 365 books published with Anteism (Montreal), with support form the Ontario Arts Council/Conseil des arts de l’Ontario. Each book is sealed in an acid-free, archival package featuring a print of What is the presence of all colours, a text by Jacob Korczynski.


8-11 will be hosting a conversation between the artist and Nicholas Brown, on Saturday, October 17th from 4-6pm.
Copies of the book will be available exclusively at 8-11 on the day of the event. With later distribution through Anteism online, as well as online and in-store through Art Metropole (Toronto)

Nicholas Brown an independent curator and contributing editor at Canadian Art Magazine.
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