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Claudia Hart

Caress, 2011

HD quicktime video, 3 screens, computer, custom wood box, shelf
This is part of a limited edition set.
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New York , Los Angeles , San Francisco
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In Caress, our perception of a nude female figure is split between three video monitors, portraying …

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Video/Film/Animation
Claudia Hart
American, b. 1955
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Claudia Hart’s works juxtapose the futuristic and the classical, combining 3-D animation software with such canonical images as the nude female form and still lifes of apples. Hart presents themes of death and the inevitable ravages of time, offset by a vision of an alternate technological universe in which plastic bodies elude decay. Though patently artificial, the figures in Hart’s film installations emote in a recognizably human way as they are put through often agonizing processes involving containment and atrophy. For the series “PhotoMortifications” (2007-2009), Hart superimposed 3-D images of decomposing statues on to photographs of large modern public interiors. In a similar interplay between artifice and authenticity, “The Real and the Fake” (2011) features photographed edibles of questionable nutritional value with computer-generated images of flawless apples, inspired by the decline in the quality of food.

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In Caress, our perception of a nude female figure is split between three video monitors, portraying a life-sized character “framed” within an imprisoning box or coffin. This figure strains against its confines. The image is black and white, sculptural, and imagined in relation to tomb sculptures and the portals of …

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Video/Film/Animation
Claudia Hart
American, b. 1955
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Claudia Hart’s works juxtapose the futuristic and the classical, combining 3-D animation software with such canonical images as the nude female form and still lifes of apples. Hart presents themes of death and the inevitable ravages of time, offset by a vision of an alternate technological universe in which plastic bodies elude decay. Though patently artificial, the figures in Hart’s film installations emote in a recognizably human way as they are put through often agonizing processes involving containment and atrophy. For the series “PhotoMortifications” (2007-2009), Hart superimposed 3-D images of decomposing statues on to photographs of large modern public interiors. In a similar interplay between artifice and authenticity, “The Real and the Fake” (2011) features photographed edibles of questionable nutritional value with computer-generated images of flawless apples, inspired by the decline in the quality of food.

Claudia Hart

Caress, 2011

HD quicktime video, 3 screens, computer, custom wood box, shelf
This is part of a limited edition set.
Edition 2/3
Contact for price
Edition of 3 + 1AP
Contact for price
Location
New York , Los Angeles , San Francisco
Have a question? Visit our help center.
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