PYGMALION | #PostFuture

#Video Art
THU-SUN / 13:50-15:00
2nd Floor

Pygmalion is a video-collage composed from pre-existing footage and 3D models found online by the artist. The work attempts to address how ancient ideas of perfection and beauty have been carried forward into the digital age, considering the difference between crafted original objects and their weightless, infinitely replicable computer-generated doubles. Pygmalion contemplates what it is to be a statue -the tragedy of being a still object in a constantly moving world – and explores the notion that perfection no longer resides in objects themselves, but in the very act of their faultless and permanent duplication.


Duration: 7’13”

Duncan Poulton (UK)

Duncan Poulton is a British artist working with video appropriation, collage and digital media. His recent works investigate 3D modelling and computer-generated imagery, examining and appropriating specific sub-genres of online content in order to deconstruct and re-present their images within a new framework. His work is preoccupied with simulation, copying and the digital body, and is an ongoing re-mediation of an increasingly virtual world. His work has recently been shown at Transmediale, Berlin; Whitechapel Gallery, London; Tate Modern, London; Eastside Projects, Birmingham; Czong Institute of Contemporary Art, South Korea; Sluice_Art Fair, London; Phoenix Gallery, Brighton and Plymouth Arts Centre. He lives and works in Birmingham, UK.