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Ophelia, 2008
3D Animated Loop


Ophelia is a 3D animation in which the exposed body of a naked woman drifts at the bottom of the ocean. Hamlet’s lover, Ophelia is a feminist figure embodying the Electra complex, a mad woman who drowned herself for love of a man who murdered her father. But there is another tragedy embodied here, a collision between the technological and the natural worlds. This Ophelia floats at the bottom of a sea littered with refuse and plastic bags, making her an ode to loss: not just of youth and love but also of our own natural world and the possibility of living harmoniously within it. Sound for the piece is a woman’s laughter.


Ophelia, 2008, Single-channel Animation.
10-minute 3D animated loop, available as
high-definition animation video-object or
large-scale projected installation.
Sound design: Claudia Hart



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Ophelia: Video Object, 2008 Quicktime video (2008),
720 x 1280 px, with stereo sound by Claudia Hart 10 minutes;
Mac Mini Computer; 50 inch / 127 cm Panasonic monitor;
custom frame, computer;
powder-coated steel frame: over aluminum infrastructure,
52-in.-W x 35-in.-H x 10-in.-D. 1stnd in an Edition of 6

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Ophelia: Video Object, 2008 Quicktime video (2008),
720 x 1280 px, with stereo sound by Claudia Hart 10 minutes;
Mac Mini Computer; 50 inch / 127 cm Panasonic monitor;
custom frame, computer;
powder-coated steel frame: over aluminum infrastructure,
52-in.-W x 35-in.-H x 10-in.-D. 1stnd in an Edition of 6

+ view high res image