Elizabeth King

Bartlett’s Hands 2005

Installation: sculpture and stop-frame animation, LCD screen, hidden computer, dedicated lighting. Overall 72 x 24 x 60 inches.

The sculpture is a small articulated right hand, half life-size (6 x 2 x 2 inches), carved of English boxwood. A stop-action animation made with the hand shows it in motion: a sequence of fleeting involuntary gestures (a five-minute loop). The animation has been rotated to make the onscreen hand a left hand. The sculpture itself is mounted on a stand and placed before the screen, re-lit for a close match.

Bartlett’s Hand animation