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The Swing, 2006

In The Swing, a 3D game avatar becomes Rococo fleshy decadence. In this multi-screen animation, the avatar swings on a seat suspended from the sky, in super Mannerist slow time. Her wooded surroundings ebb and flow at different rate, imitating stop-motion. Years pass in a matter of moments. The avatar is the driver of all of these cycles, but a driver scarcely in control she is instead, a Mother Nature heading straight for what she suspects might be oblivion. The Swing is a multi channel installation, in nine, five and three screen versions. Sound is by Kurt Hentschlager, using an appropriated music box.

 
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The Swing: Video Object
, 2008
Quicktime video (2006), 720 x 1280 px,
with stereo sound by Kurt Hentschlager, 10 minutes;
MacBook Pro Computer; (3) 32" NEC monitors;
custom frame, computer;
powder-coated steel frame: maximum dimensions
of left and right units 32-in.-W x 20 in.-H x 11-in.-D,
center unit 32-in-W x 20 in.-H x 6-in.-D. 2nd in an Edition of 6.
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The Swing: Video Object
, 2008
Quicktime video (2006), 720 x 1280 px,
with stereo sound by Kurt Hentschlager, 10 minutes;
MacBook Pro Computer; (3) 32" NEC monitors;
custom frame, computer;
powder-coated steel frame: maximum dimensions
of left and right units 32-in.-W x 20 in.-H x 11-in.-D,
center unit 32-in-W x 20 in.-H x 6-in.-D. 2nd in an Edition of 6.
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The Swing
(single channel version), 2010
HD quicktime video with sound, custom wood box, shelf, computer, speakers
music by Kurt Hentschlaeger
framed screen: 15 x 23.5 x 3.5" / 38 x 60 x 9 cm
shelf: 3.5 x 16.8 x 9.6" / 9 x 42.5 x 24.4 cm
10 min loop Edition 6
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The Swing
(single channel version), 2010
HD quicktime video with sound, custom wood box, shelf, computer, speakers
music by Kurt Hentschlaeger
framed screen: 15 x 23.5 x 3.5" / 38 x 60 x 9 cm
shelf: 3.5 x 16.8 x 9.6" / 9 x 42.5 x 24.4 cm
10 min loop Edition 6
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The Swing: Video Object
, 2008, Sandor Collection
MacBook Pro Computer; (3) 26" Panasonic monitors;
custom powder-coated steel frame: maximum dimensions
92 in.-W x 26 in.-H x 9 in.-D, maple pedestal, 1st in an Edition of 6.
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The Swing: Video Object
, 2008, Sandor Collection
MacBook Pro Computer; (3) 26" Panasonic monitors;
custom powder-coated steel frame: maximum dimensions
92 in.-W x 26 in.-H x 9 in.-D, maple pedestal, 1st in an Edition of 6.
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