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Human Current

Item date(s): 2006 / 5766

Kim Lieberman
Mitch Said  - (in collaboration with)

Medium: DVD projection; Postage stamp paper
Pages: unpaged
Size: 735 x 1095mm
Edition: Unique

Place publication: (Johannesburg, RSA)
Publisher: The artist
Cat. 19
Exhibition 2006

Reference note:
DVD for projection. Postage stamp paper, oil paint, pencil and frame

DVD projected animation sequence with soundtrack, accompanied by a framed painting on perforated blank postage stamp paper. The projection and framed image are a diptych.

Of the work, Lieberman states: The sources for the figures are all found in books. Below each figure I give a 'bibliography' - I also include any interesting caption that went with the photograph. Between the silhouette and the writing the viewer can glean certain cultural, historical and conceptual backgrounds to the figure which play into the total concept of how each person, no matter how far a field, influences the shape of the current of the 'whole'. In the digital sequel the figures are the same as they are in the painting but they rotate very slowly. The 'bibliography' of each figure folds out into a shape, a pattern that moves - as a current would. These words flow out from their own silhouette and interact, intercept or ignore the other flowing words.

Exhibition notes:
The work was commissioned for the exhibition 'Navigating the Bookscape: Artists' Books and the Digital Interface' where it was item 19.

Aardklop Arts Festival, Potchefstroom.

25th - 30th October 2006 and the

FADA Gallery, University of Johannesburg.

5th - 13 October 2006

Ref: DP/10038

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