Thursday, October 24, 2013
The “Glass Woman” at the German Hygiene Museum, 1935.
“Claimed to be the first exhibit of its type, a life-sized anatomically correct human figure with transparent ‘skin,’ detailed visible internal features and illuminated or illuminable. It created a sensation when first displayed and inspired many copies and imitations.”
“The original ‘Gläserne Frau’ is still extant on display at the DHM. The ‘glass’ is actually Cellon, an early type of plastic.”
The miraculous (and entirely unsuspicious) floating hat!
A photograph dating from ca.1870 made by Eli W. Buel in the George Eastman House collection.
i don’t know how to feel about these eggs
good morning sunshine
Digital Artefacts by Bart Hess presented at Architecture Triennale in Lisbon: "A body plunges into the liquid; a crust of wax crystallises around its curves and folds, growing architectural forms, layer by layer."
"Shimmering in the exhibition landscape is a network of geometric reflective pools of molten wax. their mirrored surface is broken by a body, suspended from a robotic harness, plunging into the liquid. A crust of wax crystallises around its curves and folds, growing architectural forms, layer by layer, like a 3D printer drawing directly onto the skin. Slowly the body emerges, encased in a dripping wet readymade prosthetic. It is a physical glitch, a manifestation of corrupt data in motion, a digital artefact. They hang from hooks like a collection of strange beasts and frozen avatars. body prints, imperfect and distorted and always utterly unique." - Bart Hess via
Jacob Coupe at Backstage, Christian Lacroix Homme s/s 2012.