University of California Press is pleased to announce that the new issue of Afterimage—the first to be published by UC Press—is now available at To celebrate the journal’s move to UC Press, the new issue (issue 46.1) will be freely accessible online for the remainder of 2019. To access future issues, become an individual subscriber or ask your institution’s library to subscribe on your behalf.

Founded and launched in 1972 by photographer and curator Nathan Lyons, Afterimage: The Journal of Media Arts and Cultural Criticism has served as an important voice in the media arts. The journal features unique, high-quality coverage of digital media, film, games, photography, television, video, and visual arts, and addresses important issues and debates within art history, media studies, visual and cultural studies, and related fields. In addition to in-depth feature articles, the journal publishes book and exhibition reviews as well as conference and festival reports. With the move to UC Press, Afterimage is now an online-only, full-color, quarterly journal (released in March, June, September, and December). And starting in 2020, the journal’s feature articles will be peer-reviewed.

Scholars interested in submitting to the journal can learn more about Afterimage’s Submission Instructions and Author Guidelines here.

Table of Contents

Editorial Note
Karen vanMeenen

Strange Brew: Art, Protest, and the Anti-Fracking Movement
Matthew Ryan Smith

The Essay in Space and Time: A Conversation with Filmmaker Mark Cousins
Janina Ciezadlo

Leigh Merrill: The Manner of Desires
Peter S. Briggs

Reading Forensics: La Biblioteca Roja: Brevísima relación de la destrucción de los libros
Laura Shackelford

Exhibition Review: All I Know Is What’s On The Internet
Harriet Riches

Exhibition Review: Catherine Wagner: Archæology in Reverse
Roula Seikaly

Exhibition Review: Tania Bruguera: 10,145,915
Yoli Terziyska

Book Review: Hearts and Bones: A Retrospective of Tom Chambers’ Photomontage Art
Judith B. Herman