Dora Budor, ‘The Architect, Offsite Injection’, 2014, Swiss Institute Benefit Auction
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Dora Budor

The Architect, Offsite Injection, 2014

Production-made SFX transfer scars from movie "300: Rise of the Empire," handmade silicone sheet, electrical fuse boxes, stainless steel pipes and frames, silicone cast wiring, assorted metal hardware
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Swiss Institute Benefit Auction

Croatian artist Dora Budor’s solo art practice draws inspiration and material from the worlds of …

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Courtesy the artist and New Galerie, Paris
Dora Budor
Croatian, b. 1984
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Exploring cultural phenomena surrounding mainstream cinema in America, Dora Budor creates sculptures and films that expose the technical and otherwise overlooked elements of movies. Budor most regularly engages with movie props—objects which are inherently fake or flawed, yet appear real and perfect on-screen—in order to “reanimate” them and give them a second life through recontextualization. “I’m interested in the technical processes behind the visual effects like prosthetics or makeup that are used to simulate bodily sensations … onto the screen,” she has said. A series of sculptures built around discarded movie props with artificial weathering, rust, and dust positions the objects as modern-day fossils. Budor views cinema through an anthropological lens, seeking to explore how people interact with films and the way that fictional characters become part of a collective emotional reality.

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Croatian artist Dora Budor’s solo art practice draws inspiration and material from the worlds of commercial film and television, with an interest in how entertainment both reflects and affects social processes. The Architect, Offsite Injection is part of a body of work composed of film set “detritus,” pieces of props …

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Installation
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Courtesy the artist and New Galerie, Paris
Dora Budor
Croatian, b. 1984
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Exploring cultural phenomena surrounding mainstream cinema in America, Dora Budor creates sculptures and films that expose the technical and otherwise overlooked elements of movies. Budor most regularly engages with movie props—objects which are inherently fake or flawed, yet appear real and perfect on-screen—in order to “reanimate” them and give them a second life through recontextualization. “I’m interested in the technical processes behind the visual effects like prosthetics or makeup that are used to simulate bodily sensations … onto the screen,” she has said. A series of sculptures built around discarded movie props with artificial weathering, rust, and dust positions the objects as modern-day fossils. Budor views cinema through an anthropological lens, seeking to explore how people interact with films and the way that fictional characters become part of a collective emotional reality.

Dora Budor

The Architect, Offsite Injection, 2014

Production-made SFX transfer scars from movie "300: Rise of the Empire," handmade silicone sheet, electrical fuse boxes, stainless steel pipes and frames, silicone cast wiring, assorted metal hardware
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