Woman Taking off Her Dress
This roughly hewn chalk slab sculpture was always going to be the most suitable for video projection since it’s rectangular, white, and flat; a natural screen.
However, as one of our key interests for this project was to re-interpret the form of the sculptures (where possible), we decided to add a couple of extra ‘features’, namely two large mirrors positioned either side of the sculpture.
Looking in to one mirror from the side created a kaleidoscopic effect, with copies of the sculpture reflecting into the far distance.
Martin had come up with a 1960’s science fiction style arrangement for this piece, and the video is based on elements of a B-movie science laboratory, complete with arcing electricity and an unsettling amniotic sac containing some mutated growth of unknown origin that rotates and pulses, reacting to the music.