"Machina", 2008
HD quicktime video, custom wood box, shelf, computer
framed screen: 15 x 23.5 x 3.5" / 38 x 60 x 9 cm
shelf: 3.5 x 16.8 x 9.6" / 9 x 42.5 x 24.4 cm
20 minute loop, silent
edition of 6

"Machina" is a 3D animation portraying the compressed time and space of painting, shows a dreaming character whose slow, drowsy movements articulate all of the minutia of a single moment. "Machina" uses the most advanced techniques of virtual reality simulation, and a series of animations that result in a representation that is sensual and organic. Occasionally, Machina opens her eyes to gaze at the viewer, in a moment of transformation, allowing the object of our gaze to subject us to hers. Based loosely on works such as Titian′s Venus and paintings by the Baroque artist Peter Paul Rubens, "Machina" is meant to introduce sensuality into the virtual realm by employing an idea of beauty as defined by a woman.

Please note this is an excerpt.

Video courtesy of the artist and bitforms gallery nyc.

To learn more about Hart's work, please visit:
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