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Machines for Suffering V, 2019




Edition 1/5, variant (due to the very subtle hand-coloring added to the print). This work is available to ship from my studio in New York City. Machines for Suffering is the result of my ongoing investigation into female hysteria, a once-prevalent but now-discredited medical diagnosis that was applied largely to women. I was fascinated by the folly of using the technology of photography to attempt to capture and codify madness. I used documents from the Salpêtrière to choreograph a group of dancers, who reenacted the poses for the 3D scanner. I then edited and 3D printed the fragmented scans that resulted. The final sculptures and renderings incorporate intricate scaffolds which serve to support the fractured bodies, suggesting a woman whose body, or psyche, is subject to a process of construction or demolition.

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40.00 x 56.00 x 2.00 in | 101.60 x 142.24 x 5.08 cm

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Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, Studio 706

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