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.
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