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Boa (Serpent), Paris

Boa (Serpent), Paris

Artist: Zsolt-Péter Barta (Hungarian, born 1962)
Date: 1996 (printed 2005)
Medium: gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
Image: 22 1/8 × 18 9/16 in. (56.2 × 47.1 cm)
Support: 23 1/2 × 19 7/8 in. (59.7 × 50.5 cm)
Mat: 30 × 24 in. (76.2 × 61 cm)
Classification: Photograph
Credit Line: Gift of Zsolt-Peter Barta, 2005
Keywords and Associated Locations:
Object number: 2005.33.4
Description
"I began this series more than 15 years ago as part of "Natures Mortes". New CodeX are split into four parts: Human, Animal, Plant and Object. My works stand on a thin borderline. On one hand, we look at these photos with emotion, on other hand these words are seems like scientific objects, experimental achievements and simple demonstration tools without emotion. Indeed, I am working with special medical or demonstration objects or in fact simulating them myself to who that - in our technological works- we can no longer use traditional, classical art metaphors for human bodies, animals, plants and objects. The photo what I present relate to the topic at hand via their map-like character, the logic of networked systems. Two Hands comprises two independent glass, stored in specimen jars, used in medical faculty studies in Rome. These objects represent the density and dispersal of the arterial network as is revealed on removal of the skin. The human genetic structure, the nervous and vascular system manifest networks that re interior pats of "communication" developed for the construction or the operation of human body. I found these two objects in one room, but not together. I built for "one" object, because the human body has two hand." - Zsolt-Péter Barta
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