Eshkar, Shelley

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Digital access to this material is pending artist's approval. Materials may be viewed onsite at the Goldsen Archive, Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Kroch Library, Cornell University.

Having roamed through the years through every medium in studio art, I've committed myself to the medium of motion capture, a technology which digitally captures the movement, but not the physical likeness, of a moving body. Once inside the computer, I create new digital bodies and spaces to host these motions. The movements themselves are freely decomposed and altered, creating a work of performance that could only exist in virtual form.


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    2005 Rockefeller New Media Fellowship Nominee
    Eshkar, Shelley (2009-03-13T20:55:49Z)
    Toddler is an interactive installation in which the viewer can position all elements of the display, which include 16 small LCD screens placed on a tabletop as well as a single DV camera that defines the work's field of view. Since Toddler tries to create a single coherent moving image across the whole network of displays, the viewer's actions effectively forces it to rethink itself.
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    2004 Rockefeller New Media Foundation Proposal
    Eshkar, Shelley (2006-12-13T19:51:16Z)
    Taking visual inspiration from architectural models and children's ant farms, Habitat is a digital moving image installation that portrays in motion a vast multitude of synthetic figures negotiating their shared urban environment. The virtual urban environment and human tides are constantly in flux, developing forward in time and regressing in time; cycles of construction, demolition, alteration, and egress overlap in almost musical patterns.