1 February 2024


video, loop, 8’02” (2022)

Bertalan (Bartholomew) is an experimental 3D animation, in which a physical simulation together with a composed soundscape draw up, through iterative repetition, the visual and auditory possibilities of a given system. Based on St. Bartholomew’s legend and its various depictions (eg.: Marco d’Agrate’s sculpture in the Milan Cathedral, or Michelangelo’s The Last Judgment) the video expands the morphing capabilities of skin. Both as a surface which covers but also as a signifier that grants a body its meaning and identity. The running animal, as an object with a finite body, much like Gabriel’s horn, is robed with the infinite surface and the infinite possibilities of a borrowed skin.

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