Impossible Bodies (2021)
Medium: acryllic on ceramic
Dimensions: Various: approx: 20cm x 30cm
Since spring 2020, Gill Baldwin has been working on the ongoing series Impossible Bodies, making compositions of body parts taken from their context and reassembled in uncanny forms. While these forms are ever reminiscent of human body parts, they are designed in such a way that Google’s A.I. image recognition service Cloud Vision is incapable of recognising them as such. Continuing in fascination, Baldwin studies these impossible bodies in pencil, paint, sculpture, 3D-scans, and more recently, oil painting, as an exercise in translation and repetition. Similar to the process of saving digital files in different formats, she saves changes and edits continuously until something completely new arises.
*Text by Menno Vuister