Outre-vie - Afterlife
The Afterlife/Outre-vie group was formed by Raymonde April in 2013. Taking its name from the late Quebecois poet Marie Uguay, the group is comprised of 13 image practitioners and theorists whose work elucidates, in diverse ways, the ghostly afterlives of images that comprise our present. The group anchors a shared dialogue about images, storytelling and the vicissitudes of memory. These engagements have generated new collaborative modes of production and dissemination, including a practice of archiving their collective processes of art-making. The group has exhibited large-scale photographs, video projections, experimental writing and sound installations that present their sustained efforts to develop a concept of afterlife that belongs to the idiomatic language of images.