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Mimic creates digital double of performance artist Marina Abramovic

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 Mimic re-created performance art legend, Marina Abramovic, entirely in 3D! We built an exact digital replica of the prolific artist, from an off-site scanning session in New York, to a fully rigged model, including dynamic cloth and hair. As an artist famed for her physically challenging performances, we can't wait to see how far she pushes the "limitations" of her digital double ;) To find out more about Mimic go to www.mimicproductions.com

Mimic re-created performance art legend, Marina Abramovic, entirely in 3D! We built an exact digital replica of the prolific artist, from an off-site scanning session in New York, to a fully rigged model, including dynamic cloth and hair. As an artist famed for her physically challenging performances, we can’t wait to see how far she pushes the “limitations” of her digital double ;) To find out more about Mimic go to www.mimicproductions.com
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Our beloved city of New York is actually a video game level

Take a subway ride at the front of a train through the guts of the city and come out in Brooklyn!

The R11 made history on July 30th, 2017, when it finally ran along the Second Avenue Subway. The R11 was built to operate on the Second Avenue Subway in 1949, more than half a century before the line opened.

The next “Nostalgia Trip” will occur on the 7 line on August 19th! Tickets are available here: http://www.nytransitmuseum.org/progra…

These vintage trains are notable for having passenger-accessible front windows that show the view ahead!

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Ingredients of a Subway Car won the 2017 Ivyside Juried Art Competition. Juried Solo Exhibition coming up for 9/14/17 through 11/18/2017. See the ingredients of the winning project

Ingredients of a Subway Car won the 2017 Ivyside Juried Art Competition. Juried Solo Exhibition coming up for 9/14/17 through 11/18/2017. Click image below to see the ingredients of the winning project.

 

The significance of the Subway Car is in that it holds together in very close proximity, quite unique in the world, people of all walks of life, ages and positions in the world.  People that otherwise would not have each other in their personal space. In that the Subway Car is like a practical Buddha that is the focal point in the action of many hands.

 

Ingredients of a Subway Car won the 2017 Ivyside Juried Art Competition

 

This series of drawings and simulations arose from the realization that during simple and mundane daily activity, like holding onto the rails in the subway, the hands draw extraordinary three-dimensional shapes. As they move through space they create flowing, complex structures of hand trails – this body of work explores these ephemeral constructs.

The NYC subway has always been an endless animation, with hands of various sizes coming and going, getting strung firmly for a bit and then letting go. Also the great stories of the subway, sometimes you hear a life’s story by the time you get off. Often strange and sometimes with villains in various disguises.

The pen and ink drawings of hand structures are created using dip pen and ink on board. Drawing with dip pen and ink is an archaic technique of drawing dating back to the reed pens of 400 BC. The paper is an American board which is made with very heavy presses which compress the fibers of the paper into a unique smooth finish. The pen’s sharp point produces etching like effect and deposits tiny particles of pigments in the grooves of the paper and the drawing looks and feels like a one of a kind etching. Each video is created with one or several pen and ink drawings, scanned, animated or simulated on the computer.

These drawings and simulations follow the expansion in time and space of several hand drawings. They travel in a series of gestures, follow a think line and coalesce into three-dimensional structures. My own hands serve as the models and main building element of my work because they are present and available, constantly traversing and dominating my personal space.

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