<em>The Seasons</em>

Claudia Hart
The Seasons, 2009
Custom software (color, sound), HD quicktime video, computer, speakers.
Enclosure: varnished maple and white-washed oak veneer on pine, with steel frame
11 min 7 sec, loop
28 x 16 x 3 in / 71 x 40.6 x 7.6 cm, framed screen
12 x 30 x 34 in / 30.5 x 76.2 x 86.4 cm, shelf
Edition of 6

The Seasons portrays a room in which a slowly evolving sculptural figure gradually transforms. In this animated loop, a variety of visual, temporal and conceptual cycles are offset and overlaid so that their movement is obscured. All is in flux but time seems to stand still, as in life.

A seated woman in a pose of erotic abandon cycles clockwise on a rotating pedestal. As she cycles, she decomposes, a vine of roses surrounding her, blooming and then fading away. The room also revolves, though counter clockwise, while the animation camera pans back and forth. These movements function in counterpoint, to appear only on the edge of perception.

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