Jun
28
2008
<em>Hell</em>
 

Claudia Hart
Hell, 2008-2011
Archival inkjet print on photo rag
46.75 x 56.75 in / 118.7 x 144.1 cm, framed
Edition of 3

Photo-mortifications are a series of photographs into which computer models of 3D digital sculptures have been integrated. In the Mortifications series, a realistic nude is mathematically mutilated, and subjected to irregular, apparently organic deformations. By juxtaposing organic forms that evoke rotting and decay with the rational permutations of computer-generated imagery, Mortifications propose a digital Baroque. Photo-mortifications integrate expressive sculptures into photos of hyper modernist buildings and museums of science and natural history. The contrast between the two conveys the denial of the human (in a vacuity without pathos and emotion) by the oppressive anonymity of bureaucratic techno-culture.

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