<em>The Tenth Indian</em>

Claudia Hart
The Tenth Indian, 2007
Lambda print
56 x 72 in / 142 x 183 cm
Edition of 6

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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