Anaµorphosis (2014)

Part of an ongoing series begun in 2002 of cylindric/anamorphic video reliquaries honoring people whom I have once met and who have since passed away - Lou Reed, Taylor Mead, Max Mathews, Telly Savalas, Gianni Toti and others.

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2002 - ongoing, HD video loops, 27" flatscreens, mirrored cylinders, support frames, dimensions variable. Video loops are geometrically distorted in a way that the portrayed persons, all dead by now, are not recognizable unless a cylindrical mirror is placed on the black center spot in the middle of the horizontal screen. In this way, the dead can be summoned back to our reality.

Work metadata

  • Year Created: 2014
  • Submitted to ArtBase: Friday Aug 8th, 2014
  • Original Url: https://vimeo.com/83905671
  • Work Credits:
    • alexhahn, primary creator
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Artist Statement

Working title for this series is "The Dead," the anamorphic perspective functioning as a metaphor for death and resurrection. Realized as video shrines, they are based on regular videos of relatives, friends and people I met by chance and who have since passed away. Geometrically distorted and looped, these homages replay the ephemeral moment of our encounter. As reflections on the cylindrical mirrors, those portrayed are literally resurrected from the dead - presenting a new kind of portraiture.

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