The Social Life of ´Untilled (Liegender Frauenakt)´
by Cristina Garrido
I used the hashtag #pierrehuyghe on Instagram in order to track documentation of a sculpture by the French artist. The photos include the first time ´Untilled (Liegender Frauenakt)´ was shown at dOCUMENTA 13 in 2012 as well as its display at different venues in which the exhibition travelled: the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, the Museum Ludwig in Cologne, the Hayward Gallery in London, LACMA in Los Angeles and MoMA in New York, where it was acquired as part of its permanent collection.
Compiling these images, I created a stop-motion video showing the various angles and scenarios in which the sculpture appeared for almost three years - its social life, as the video’s title references. The piece indirectly also reveals changes in the use of Instagram; for example, the excessive use of filters during the app’s first couple of years, which then tends to fade over time.
(Contact the artist to see the video)
|Tags||collective, conceptual, digital, net art|
|Technique||Cinematic arts (Video,...)|