A 38-year-old mother-of-two has been immortalised in bronze in the pose of Copenhagen's Little Mermaid by artist Cornelia Parker.
The work is one of several commissions for this summer's Folkestone Triennial 2011. In this film we follow the process of its creation.
When Copenhagen's Little Mermaid was created in 1913, Danish sculptor Edvard Eriksen's wife modelled for the statue, which celebrates the fictional heroine of Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tale. Last autumn, all women in Folkestone were invited to send a picture of themselves to model for Cornelia Parker's version of the statue. Georgina Baker was chosen from 50 applicants and the statue is now installed in Folkestone harbour.
© Tate Media 2011
Tate version at channel.tate.org.uk/media/1016180436001
Folkestone Triennialle page at folkestonetriennial.org.uk/2011-event/artists/cornelia-parker/
Music: Delius "Sea Drift" 1904, as performed on DECCA in 1929 by Roy Henderson with the New English Symphony Orchestra and Chorus. Out of Copyright recording and further information available at thompsonian.info/delius-sea-drift-article.html
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