Feb
22
2014
<em>Nue Morte</em>, 2013 <br />and <em>Double Narcissus</em>, 2012
 

Claudia Hart
Nue Morte, 2013
Porcelain dish with augmented reality activated pattern, tablet reader with custom case
11 in / 28 cm, diameter
8 x 4.75 x .5 in / 20.3 x 12.1 x 1.3 cm, tablet
Produced at mOsantimetre, Istanbul with SEEK Art
Edition of 35

Nue Morte draws on the visual style and psychological subject matter of early Surrealist photography and film. It presents a naked sleeping odalisque that is viewable using custom augmented-reality software. As the plate’s inscribed decorative pattern is recognized with a tablet, a sleeping figure tosses and turns, apparently lying across one’s meal. Evoking early technologies of the peephole camera and the Zoetrope, Nue Morte renders a dreamlike subconscious space. The illusory female figure, as well as any food placed on the plate (when functional), is overrun by artificially intelligent insects, which crawl in endlessly mutating patterns. Double Narcissus, a related video and companion piece, frames the viewer’s gaze upon a male body that lies in bed with the plate, suggesting reproduction or cloning.

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Claudia Hart
Double Narcissus, 2012

HD video with custom wood frame
10 min, loop
frame: 19.5 x 31.5 x 3″ / 49.5 x 80 x 7.6 cm
with cinematography by Melika Bass, featuring Casey Puccini

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