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22 full page illustration in colour, thread stitching, textile binding

Publisher Note

The work “Afterglow” by Romeo Vendrame embodies a conceptual accentuation of the processual nature of photography, in which space and time concepts overlap. His artistic approach gives the photographic images back their temporal dimension.
Starting with one “important” photograph each, which 22 acquaintances entrusted him with for “Afterglow”, Romeo Vendrame develops a sequence of images that deals with memory and inner images: engrams.
In a photographic way, Vendrame immerses the original photographs in a new light and chooses his cut-outs. Through his artistic interpretation of the images, the photographs acquire painterly qualities and the motifs evaporate to such an extent that the viewer is only able to peel them out of the haze slowly and at a greater distance.
This process is in keeping with the original, great emotionality of the photographs. Or as quoted in the introduction of the book Andrzej Stasiuk: What reaches me now are only their traces, phantoms of the designated, stopped halfway between existence and designation.

Release Place Zurich, Switzerland
Release Date 2001
Artist: Romeo Vendrame
Printrun 800
ISBN-13: 978-3-906086-43-9
Dimensions 33.5 × 22.0 cm
Pages 88
Technique Offset Printing