The artists use the three-dimensions scans used to create previous projects such as selfportrait.map in order to further investigate animated images of their bodies as seen from multiple and simultaneous perspectives. A dynamic tension underlines the relation between body unity and disintegrating views that yet reveal inner body scales, volumes, and fluxes. Choreographed movements of the exploded figure are translated, as Posner notes, into calligraphic lines on a page thus giving new meaning to the notion of body language. “Although traces of the body may emerge from the vigorously cascading ribbons of flesh, the origins of these marks have become progressively obscure. The disembodied figure, startlingly beautiful and nearly abstract, has become a picture of pure energy – functioning simultaneously as an ethereal self-portrait and a study in form,” adds Posner. There is a narrative approach to both body and time, highlighted by the choreographic movements, as the postures of the body unravel its inner temporal constitution. Frozen in time, the instant of corporal disintegration reveals the body’s inherent topography through multiple perspectives that create an animated visual lapse.
Lilla LoCurto & Bill Outcault
Described by curator Helaine Posner as "an elegant group of pigment prints in which an image is formed by freezing a sequence of moments in time," Lilla LoCurto and Bill Outcault's project reflects on figures of disembodiment and revisited meanings of the notion of body language.
In 1991, Bill and I formed a collaborative team and received a development grant in 1993 for their first project, Self Portrait, from Art Matters Inc. That year our work was also included in an exhibition and a publication, Corporal Politics, Beacon Press and MIT List Visual Arts Center. In 1993 we were selected to do a solo show at Newport Harbor Art Museum, CA for New California Art and in 1994,...