Woman with Burning Vision

Dianne Harris & Christian Ristow 1994

160 cm x 70 cm x 60 cm

Fibre glass, steel, xrays, low energy lightbulbs, mechanics, robotic arm,  propane.

Woman with Burning Vision is an automated, electrified robot with propane fuelled vision. Like a female Prometheus, she breathes energy from her eyes throwing ignited vision into the world, giving it life. Her robotic hand beckons you forward, like a seductive Siren, which foreshadows the predicament that is at cost  - your peril. Like Maschinenmensch from Fritz Langs' Metropolis, Woman with Burning Vision is a machine-woman, featuring the corporeal voluptousness and allure of a real woman. She embodies the same archetypes as that of a seductive Siren, a dazzling goddess, a femme fatale and, an electric Venus; fire, bursting from her eyes as a metaphor of her spirit. Being both an artifact and an artifice she personifies life, energy and death, by enlivening and transforming herself through an elemental force.

Exhibited; Gallerie Mai Ollivier Paris, Luminaries Gallery London, Salarte Malaga, Burning Man, Digitalis, Blasthaus San Francisco.

Contact dianne@kinetica-museum.org for more details.

 

Dianne Harris & Christian Ristow 1994

160 cm x 70 cm x 60 cm

Fibre glass, steel, xrays, low energy lightbulbs, propane.

Woman with Burning Vision is an automated, electrified robot with propane fuelled vision. Like a female Prometheus, she breathes energy from her eyes throwing ignited vision into the world, giving it life. Her robotic hand beckons you forward, like a seductive Siren, which foreshadows the predicament that is at cost  - your peril. Like Maschinenmensch from Fritz Langs' Metropolis, Woman with Burning Vision is a machine-woman, featuring the corporeal voluptousness and allure of a real woman. She embodies the same archetypes as that of a seductive Siren, a dazzling goddess, a femme fatale and, an electric Venus; fire, bursting from her eyes as a metaphor of her spirit. Being both an artifact and an artifice she personifies life, energy and death, by enlivening and transforming herself through an elemental force.

Exhibited; Gallerie Mai Ollivier Paris, Luminaries Gallery London, Salarte Malaga, Burning Man, Digitalis, Blasthaus San Francisco.

Price £14,000

Contact dianne@kinetica-museum.org for more details

 


Woman with Burning Vision is an automated, electrified robot with propane fuelled vision. Like a female Prometheus, she breathes energy from her eyes throwing ignited vision into the world, giving it life. Her robotic hand beckons you forward, like a seductive Siren, which foreshadows the predicament that is at cost  - your peril. Like Maschinenmensch from Fritz Langs' Metropolis, Woman with Burning Vision is a machine-woman, featuring the corporeal voluptousness and allure of a real woman. She embodies the same archetypes as that of a seductive Siren, a dazzling goddess, a femme fatale and, an electric Venus; fire, bursting from her eyes as a metaphor of her spirit. Being both an artifact and an artifice she personifies life, energy and death, by enlivening and transforming herself through an elemental force.

Woman with Burning Vision - head detail.

Dianne Harris & Christian Ristow 1994
Woman with Burning Vision - Luminaries Gallery London, 2004
Dimensions : 160 cm x 70 cm x 60 cm
Fibre glass, steel, xrays, low energy lightbulbs, propane.

Woman with Burning Vision is an automated, electrified robot with propane fuelled vision. Like a female Prometheus, she breathes energy from her eyes throwing ignited vision into the world, giving it life. Her robotic hand beckons you forward, like a seductive Siren, which foreshadows the predicament that is at cost  - your peril. Like Maschinenmensch from Fritz Langs' Metropolis, Woman with Burning Vision is a machine-woman, featuring the corporeal voluptousness and allure of a real woman. She embodies the same archetypes as that of a seductive Siren, a dazzling goddess, a femme fatale and, an electric Venus; fire, bursting from her eyes as a metaphor of her spirit. Being both an artifact and an artifice she personifies life, energy and death, by enlivening and transforming herself through an elemental force.

Exhibited; Gallerie Mai Ollivier Paris, Luminaries Gallery London, Salarte Malaga, Burning Man, Digitalis, Blasthaus San Francisco.
Price £14,000
Contact dianne@kinetica-museum.org for more details