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Bodypaint V 05

Banz & Bowinkel's Bodypaint V 05 builds from the dripping technique that Abstract Expressionist Jackson Pollock initiated in the late 1940s. In this digital rendering, performance is essential. The method consists of tracking bodily movements in 3D space through the use of an avatar. The data collected then translates into a liquid painting, with each colour showing an individual body action in a room. Artists then bring together these lines into a flat, two-dimensional composition. One could understand the resulting still picture as non-objective: what we observe is abstract aesthetic. But what we see remains, in fact, representational. It shows a collected and revised data set.

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