Shark Soup

Barker, C and Bryant, J 2006, Shark Soup, (Creative Work : Visual art).


Document type: Creative Work
Collection: Creative Works

Title Shark Soup
Author(s) Barker, C
Bryant, J
Year 2006
Type of work Visual art
Outlet Songzhuang Art Museum Beijing China, International Digital Arts Projects,Beijing, China
Dates 10 December 2006 - 1 January 2007
Medium 2-channel synchronized data digital video projection
Size/Duration 2 screens + directed sound trigger, 1500 cms * 800 cms, 6 minute loop
Summary "Shark Soup uses novel techniques of digital anamorphosis and Memento mori by combining tropes of the work of Damien Hirst's 'The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living' and Hans Holbein's 'Ambassadors'. The use of anamorphosis in animation allows for the work to be constructed obliquely, where the role of the viewer and their relationship to the content is made visceral.
Through animated projection the work makes use of the baroque or renaissance technique of anamorphosis within a contemporary context. Resonances of this work are found in the work of Felice Varini, Craig Walsh, Kurt Wenner. Shark Soup deconstructs the relationship between viewer and viewed by challenging traditional assumptions of perspective.

The work was specifically commissioned for the first exhibition at the Songzhuang Art Museum and was intended to wryly contextualise a meeting of east and west. The work was also exhibited and reviewed at the Zaim Art Space, Yokohama Japan as part of the Yokohama Media arts Festival. http://www.idaprojects.org/IDAA/2007%20IDAprojects/07JapanCat.pdf"
Subject Performance and Installation Art
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