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.