- Part of...Science Fiction: New Death
- Gallery 1
Sourcing footage from every realm of online life and cutting it with set pieces of his own creation, Rafman’s films engage with actual, virtual, and imaginary spaces and consider the ways in which the internet has altered our self-perception and understanding of the world around us. Limited edition print now available from FACT Foyer and online
Rafman’s work highlights the ‘in-between’ (and often nightmarish) nature of these invented realms and their surreal detachment from the source material that was used to create or inspire them.
Still Life and Main Squeeze are presented in a custom-made environment, linked to the themes of obsession and desire, which run throughout Rafman’s artistic practice. This familiar and deeply uncomfortable setting blurs the lines between what is on the screen and what is in the room.
Main Squeeze (2013), 10 mins 36 seconds
Still Life (Betamale) (2013), 4 mins 54 seconds
2x Single-channel HD video with sound; Sculptural installation environment