Model with projected images

photo by Natalie Abou El Hessen

A variation of the well-known strategy of slide projection over the living model is seen here: the projection of a digital image, in this case a still from Eisenstein's Battleship Potemkin (1925, available at

Still and moving images can be used, adding variety and difficulty to perception and to the rendering of human form. The aim is to de-familiarize the figure, to create new challenges to perception in order to preclude the use of ready-made formal concepts and strategies.