This Papaya Tastes Perfect
Published by Formalist Sidewalk Poetry Club to accompany the show of the same name from August 25 - October 13, 2011. From the show's press release: "The exhibition premieres a new digitized performance that sets a sequence of encounters between physical human behavior and the virtual environment. Motion Capture is a recording process that registers the physical movements of the performer absent the image of the performer. The recorded movements are then translated onto a digital body. In Hollywood, motion capture is used to give impossible non-human characters an anthropomorphic spirit. Working with a choreographer, a performer, and a small team of motion capture technicians, Cheng has configured the motion capture process into a format for recording a visceral, incomplete memory. Placing the performer under a matrix of contradictory choreographies, a debased narrative, whiskey, and technical bondage, an ancient horrifying physicality is registered in the virtual environment as a sequence of legible movements punctuated by impossible gestures and gross deformations. In this space, motion becomes a new material. Ian Cheng (born 1984, Los Angeles) is an artist based in New York. He studied Cognitive Science at UC Berkeley before working at Industrial Light & Magic. He received an MFA from Columbia University in 2009."
48 PAGES, 110 LB MATTE WHITE, 17 X 11 IN
PRINTED OPTICAL CLEAR FILM DUSTCOVER
27 COLOR PLATES
ENGLISH TEXT BY A.E. BENENSON