"Ophelia", 2008
single-channel animation
10 minute 3D animated loop, available as high-definition video-object or large-scale projected installation

"Ophelia" is a 3D animation in which the body of a naked woman drifts at the bottom of the ocean. She is perhaps dead or perhaps sleeping, particularly evoked by the dream like atmosphere of the depicted underwater environment. Advanced techniques of science – of physics and of dynamic particle and optical simulation – have been used to produce this imagery, yet Ophelia is nevertheless a tragic and a romantically erotic figure. Hamlet’s lover, Ophelia has been written about by literary critics as a feminist figure embodying the Electra complex, a mad woman who drowned herself for love of a man who murdered her father.

Please note this is an excerpt.

Video courtesy of the artist and bitforms gallery nyc.

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

j vimeo.com/27350137

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