In DREAM by Claudia Hart, the body becomes almost dematerialized, floating in a monochromatic, embryonic digital environment that simultaneously recalls x-rays and all of the visceral matter—cells, blood vessels, bodily fluids—that the technology blindsides in its quest to see deeper.
DREAM is also a way of imagining a digital body, on the edge of the abstract or the graphic, yet with the slow time and space of a painting, a dream, or a dream of painting.
DREAM consist of two parts. In the first, a fish-eye, super-wide-angle virtual camera has been rotated 90 degrees to be vertically oriented in the horizontal space. In the second, the camera's viewpoint is similarly rotated from frontal to upward. Both camera moves are unfamiliar because they are impossible with analog cameras, and so they were deployed to create a sense of spatial ambiguity.
The sound track, by composer Edmund Campion, also functions on the edge between representation and avant-garde composition, integrating sounds emitted by bodies and fluids with classical compositional strategies.
DREAM IN PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
Borusan Contemporary, Istanbul
DREAM IN PAST EXHIBITIONS
2022, WATER REVERIE, curated by Necmi Sonmez, Borusan Contemporary, Istanbul, Turkey