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de Cordova, Denise, 2017, Show, Exhibition or Event, Wunderkammer

Abstract or Description:

A series of sculptures were produced in relation to the idea of the 16th century wonder-rooms where collections of objects were put together in an attempt to classify and catalogue the known and imagined world. The exhibited work took the form of a group of small wooden painted carvings with movable limbs and heads, in keeping with the concept of posable superhero action figures in the tradition of both Marvel characters, but also Classical Hellenistic sculptures that had functions or that moved ( mercury tears, shuddering and speaking etc). All the female figures are based on real characters who have had and survived incidents with wild animals. Their narratives have been gifted to the artist, so that they become part of an ongoing collection of heroines. In keeping with the notion of toy, the body proportion is deliberately anti classical, referring instead to non european models of perfection.

Subjects: Creative Arts and Design > W100 Fine Art
Creative Arts and Design > W100 Fine Art > W130 Sculpture
School or Centre: School of Arts & Humanities
Date Deposited: 05 Mar 2018 15:51
Last Modified: 09 Nov 2018 15:48
URI: http://researchonline.rca.ac.uk/id/eprint/3226

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