The Afterimage
Chiara Caterina (IT)
The Afterimage

I looked, I found
I saw faces, intense colours, distant geographies, known landscapes and involuntary photos, interrupted gestures and movements, other periods, families reunited, parties, celebrations, lunches, dinners, empty glasses, dust and disorder, mountains, beaches and rivers, tombs, cemeteries and cascades, skyscrapers, boats out to sea, black smoke, white smoke, packed cities, deserted peripheries, fields, flowers, water and sand, knowing looks, embarrassed looks, poses, ancient streets and monuments, dogs, cats, giraffes, ostriches, cows and lions, imagined histories.
I saw lives on a screen.
I saw ten screens.
I asked the machine, the guts of the network, and I got answers in return. Answers from other universes in this same universe. I put the past in the present and I had all the time I needed to lose myself.
In return I had words, sounds, other images.
I had what I have never known.
I let myself drift away, I got lost.
I used tracks to find other tracks.
The afterimage, is the image that’s left.
This is what it will become.

Christophe Gregório, Sébastien Cabour, Antoine Barlet, Cyprien Quairiat, Julie Machin and the marvellous Installation unit: Antoine Barlet, Olivier Anselot, Boris Rogez, Estelle Benazet, Éric Prigent, Daniel Dobbels, Madeleine Van Doren, Valérie Delhaye, Pascal Buteaux, Luc-Jérôme Bailleul.

Chiara Caterina
Chiara Caterina Italie
Promotion Chantal Akerman

After studying the history of cinema at Rome University and training as a camerawoman, Chiara Caterina is currently on a post-diploma course at Le Fresnoy - Studio national des arts contemporains. Her short film Avant la nuit and her medium-length film Il mondo o niente have been shown at several international festivals. She is interested mainly in the exploration of non-fiction cinema and documentary practices.


Licence histoire du cinéma, Université Roma Tre, Italie

2016 Exposition Connecting Columns, Kochi Muziris Biennale, Mattancherry, Kochin, Inde
2015 Vidéoformes ─ Festival international d’arts numériques, Clermont-Ferrand
2014 Emaf - European Media Art Festival, Osnabrück, Allemagne
2014 30th Hamburg International short film festival, Allemagne

Production : Le Fresnoy, Studio national des arts contemporains