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Louisa Clement

Louisa Clement

Representative

By (author) Nadia Ismail - Kunsthalle Giessen

£48.00

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  • Blurring the distinction between original and copy, doll and clone, human and robot
  • An artist book that comes with a sound box
  • Publishing to accompany an exhibition at Kunsthalle Giessen between 7 May and 11 June 2021
Full Description

Ever since her student years at Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, Louisa Clement (b. 1987) has investigated the transformation of human communication, especially in digital space and social media. One of her primary interests is the increasingly widespread display of idealised self-portraits. For her most recent work, entitled Repräsentantinnen/ Representative, Clement has created copies of herself that are as fascinating as they are unsettling. In collaboration with a Chinese company specialising in the manufacture of sex dolls, she commissioned life-sized manikins to be made based on parameters of her body that were calculated with the help of body scans, microphotographs, and video recordings of movements. With movable parts and sexually functional, these dolls not only have the same face as their creator, but are programmed to imitate the artist’s facial expressions and to communicate and interact with spectators and the surrounding world


This publication documents Clement’s work and explores various technical, psychological, economic, and ethical questions raised by it. The book also features a sound box that allows it to interact with its readers.


Text in English and German.

Specifications
Publisher
Verlag Kettler
ISBN
9783862069064
Published
30th Nov 2021
Binding
Paperback / softback
Territory
World excluding Germany, Austria, Switzerland
Size
240 mm x 170 mm
Pages
130 Pages
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