Lilla LoCurto & Bill Outcault
After seeing Buckminster Fuller’s Dymaxion World Map, a projection of the earth on a flattened icosahedron, Lilla LoCurto and Bill Outcault began working on the idea of using computer technology to transfer the details of their physical bodies onto two-dimensional surfaces. Representing three-dimensional objects on two-dimension surfaces has been a concern for artists through the centuries and the concept of simultaneity, where all views of an object are experienced at once was a major theme of the Cubists and Futurists.
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,...