Jeremy Millar

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Afterlife of Images (Orpheus in the Hades)
2012

Series of six framed colour photographs

This is a companion work to The Man Who Looked Back (2010), in which reproductions of stills from Chris Marker's seminal film La Jetée (1963) are displayed alongside images of Orpheus taken from the Photographic Collection of the Warburg Institute, in the manner of Warburg's Mnemosyne.

In this work, an original photograph from the film, given to me by Chris Marker, was placed in the folder marked 'Orpheus in the Hades', and filed amongst the other images within the Warburg Institute; a gesture in this place of past gestures.

Marker died a few days after this work was made.

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