Jul
26
2009
<em>PAM Standing</em>
 

Mark Napier
PAM Standing, 2009
Custom software (color,silent), computer, monitor, generative animation
42 x 24 x 7 in / 106 x 61 x 18 cm
Dimensions variable, portrait orientation
Edition of 3

PAM Standing is a new-media Venus: a body re-formed from fragments scattered across the web. This generative screen-based work is a mashup of hundreds of images of Pamela Anderson downloaded from the Internet. Body parts of the pop-culture diva are joined together to form a virtual marionette that moves puppet-like on the screen. Flesh tones blend with numbers, lines and arrows that reveal the skeletal framework of the figure. In a reversal of Cubism, the female figure is “de-fragmented”, rejoined into one seemingly complete body from it’s media representation. Part reflection and part parody, PAM Standing explores sexuality in a world dominated by digital media and global information networks.
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